Jim Ross Details the Secret Behind CM Punk’s Success on Commentary in AEW

Published 09/20/2021, 12:30 PM EDT


Jim Ross and CM Punk are working together on AEW, and Ross has nothing but praise for Punk.

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During an episode on Grilling JR, Jim Ross spoke about CM Punk’s commentary talent. According to Ross, Punk is a natural. In fact, the way CM Punk handled himself as a commentator, it impressed Ross!

“He was great. I’m not saying that to kiss his a** because that’s what some feel obligated to do, and he didn’t like it. He didn’t like having his a*ss kissed. I was very, very honest with Phil, and we built a great relationship because of it. He and I spent a lot of time together on those TV days. He is a natural. He’s as good as anybody, any ex-wrestler, that stepped into that spot and did it for the first time. Just astonishing.”

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Jim Ross explained why CM Punk is a successful commentator

While talking about Punk’s commentary skills, Jim Ross explained why he’s good at it. It so happens that Punk knows the product. Before he stepped up with the mic, he had watched AEW’s product enough to know what to talk about and how to talk about it. His knowledge is what made him excellent at it.

“We all like to go out there and be natural, real, and honest with our audience and hope to tell entertaining stories, and not to forget to connect the dots on the angles and storylines. He’s been watching the show religiously before he came here, and we saw that for the first time in Chicago. He has product knowledge, and he knows the current events of our episodically produced television show. I was really impressed with him.” H/t Wrestling News

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Undoubtedly, Punk is good at what he does. That’s why it doesn’t matter where he goes, he’s always soaring past record ratings!

His debut received one of the highest ratings for AEW

CM Punk debuted on the second episode of AEW Rampage. Even before he came out the crowd was cheering for him. So, when he did come out, the cheers did not stop.

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DIVE DEEPER

CM Punk’s Debut Boosts AEW Rampage Views to Over a Million

about 2 months ago

The episode became one of the highest rated ones for AEW!

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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