AEW has gone through quite a few changes since its inception back in 2019. The company introduced the use of a weekly rankings system but they eventually got rid of it in 2022. Now, the person responsible for this has been revealed.

AEW had a major focus on sports-based presentation, which is why the weekly ranking system made so much sense. For the most part, the company adhered to the rankings but they stopped that towards the end.

The rankings were eventually shelved in 2022 and fans weren’t happy about that. While speaking on the Bryan and Vinny show, Bryan Alvarez was asked about AEW bringing back the ranking system.

Bryan Alvarez revealed that he was told CM Punk was the one who told Tony Khan to get rid of the weekly rankings system in AEW back in 2022.


“I was told it was CM Punk. He talked Tony into getting rid of the rankings.”

AEW President Tony Khan has already announced that the weekly rankings system is returning from this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite, so it remains to be seen how it will turn out this time.

What do you think of this story concerning CM Punk? Do you feel AEW getting rid of the rankings system was the right call? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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