CM Punk on how he’s been booked in AEW so far
CM Punk has been with All Elite Wrestling since arriving in the August 20 episode of AEW Rampage. And although he already has an 8-0 record and two pay-per-view wins under his belt, the former WWE Champion still hasn’t stepped into the ring with most of AEW’s top stars. only very recently (as in this past AEW Dynamite of the Week) indicated that they wanted something to do with the AEW World Championship. But his current feud with MJF has already managed to create some hype, and during a panel speech at the C2E2 convention last weekend, he explained how the company had used him up to now.
“I think it’s a game that everyone wanted to see,” said Punk (h / t SEScoops). “Before I even came back, I always heard ‘oh, I wanna see MJF and CM Punk go back and forth.’ A lot of people think I start slow and AEW does some things a certain way. But for me, like Adam Cole just said, five years ago of stuff with all these interchangeable characters and players. MJF is definitely someone I wanted to share a ring with. I think now that we get to it, the maybe people can see the big picture, and they can trust AEW as a whole to know where things are going.
“I understand the fans want to get behind the scenes. They want to raise the curtain. Everyone’s a wheelchair booker. I am. Everyone’s a wheelchair coach or a quarterback or whatever. human nature. You watch sports and you ‘I’m like, “Oh come on, why did you put that guy in there? Why is he on the bench? Why is this guy a healthy scratch? Why didn’t you do this? blah, blah, blah. And it’s no different than I think about pro wrestling and the fans, “he added.” For me one of the best things about AEW is that we enjoy the winnings. We like to make fans happy instead of making them miserable for some reason. Do things just to piss them off. Sometimes the happiest outcome is the most obvious. We don’t really feel the need to beat someone over their head by changing them just because they figured it out first, you know? I like to make the fans happy. The juice of being a professional wrestler elicits reactions from the crowd. When it comes to me and him, without me trying to say anything too positive about him – you ain’t seen nothing yet. “
– EliteAEW®️ (@EIiteAEW) 12 December 2021