“Makes a Positive Difference”- Drew McIntyre is Happy to See CM Punk Return to Wrestling in AEW

Published 08/26/2021, 8:15 AM EDT


CM Punk stirred the wrestling business when he made his gigantic return to a professional wrestling ring after seven long years of exile from the sport at AEW Rampage last week.

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The former WWE Champion Drew McIntyre is no exception. The Scottish wrestler thinks CM Punk returning is better for the pro-wrestling business.

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Drew McIntyre praises CM Punk on his AEW debut

The sword-bearer recently sat in an interview where he addressed the fact that Punk returned to pro-wrestling and it was on the rival’s promotion. McIntyre had a positive response, where he claimed he liked his [Punk’s] move.

LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 03: Phil ‘CM Punk’ Brooks (R) with his wife AJ Lee (L) attends UFC 182 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 3, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

He added wrestling is a much healthier place than it used to be and he acknowledges Punk’s decision to move to AEW.

“If anything, it’s good for wrestling. That’s what I’m all about. I was outside the company between 2014 to 2017, working in the independents and with IMPACT, and just trying to make wrestling a healthier, better place, and it’s healthy right now. It’s an incredible place. Obviously, WWE is still at the top and leading the charge, and anything that can make it better, I’m all about. So, yeah, it makes a positive difference. It gets a thumbs up from me.” Drew said. [h/t: Givemesport]

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Since his return, Punk has challenged Darby Allin for a match at AEW All Out PPV in September. However, Punk cut a promo on last night’s AEW Dynamite where he praised Allin’s in-ring abilities.

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Eventually, at the end of the day, wrestling fans love to see wrestlers putting over their friends or ex-workers from different promotions; however, there have been many instances where AEW and WWE took shots at each other since Punk debuted.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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