Since making his sensational debut in All Elite Wrestling, CM Punk has battled several talented superstars such as Darby Allin and Powerhouse Hobbs. In both circumstances, ‘The Second City Saint’ came out victorious.
With the approach of the ‘Full Gear’ pay-per-view, Tony Khan’s company could lay the foundations for a very high-profile storyline involving him. The 42-year-old from Chicago is best known for his WWE history, where he served until 2014.
During his ride in the Stamford federation, Punk held the heavyweight title three times, twice the WWE Championship and once the ECW Championship, Intercontinental Championship and World Tag Team Championship alongside Kofi Kingston.
The Chicago veteran has held several roles in the world of wrestling. In addition to being one of the best ever on the microphone, Punk has worked as an analyst and commentator at numerous events over the past few years. Speaking in the latest edition of the ‘AEW Unrestricted’ podcast, the ‘Straight Edge’ analyzed his new role in AEW.
CM Punk on his role in AEW
“I’m not trying to steal anyone’s job, I think it’s just a way to bring CM Punk into people’s homes without always doing the same things” – explained Punk referring to his passion for commentary.
“Selfishly, I would love to work with Tony, JR and Excalibur. I’ve always enjoyed creating new angles and facets for my character” – he added. Punk also revealed who would be his ideal tag team partner: “Well, I have no doubt about it.
I would be delighted to partner with Bryan Danielson. I think there is the potential to do such a thing, but obviously it’s not up to me”. Following his retirement from the wrestling world, Punk had attempted a short career in mixed martial arts by signing a contract with the UFC.
Despite the great expectations of him, the outcome of that experiment was nothing short of disastrous. After remedying a couple of clear defeats, he decided to raise the white flag. Known to have an eye for talent, WWE’s Chief Operating Officer Triple H wanted to sign several AEW stars.
He has signed and re-signed many superstars to WWE in the past few years, including Samoa Joe, who was released and re-signed in a few days. In addition to former WWE Superstars, The King of Kings wanted to sign a few wrestlers from other promotions.
Nonetheless, he failed to convince many to rejoin Vince McMahon’s company. Instead, many snubbed his offer in favor of joining AEW.