“CM Punk Would Fit in AEW”- WWE Hall of Famer on Punk’s Potential Wrestling Return

Published 09/20/2020, 1:10 PM EDT


AEW has made it a habit to pick up former WWE superstars. Recently, WWE Hall of Famer Booker T revealed his thoughts on the company. He then tried to make the ultimate signing choice for AEW – CM Punk or Brock Lesnar.

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Booker T speaks out about CM Punk and Brock Lesnar in AEW

In the latest edition of the Hall of Fame Podcast (via Reality of Wrestling), hosts Booker T and Brad Gilmour spoke about the pandemic and wrestling, before shifting to the CM Punk and Lesnar debate.

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Both of the Superstars are hot commodities in the wrestling world. Needless to say, fans and investors would want them to be back in the ring.

WWE Hall of Famer Booker T spoke from a fan’s perspective and stated, “I’m just saying that because Punk, you know his style. Punk’s style was always able to go out and adapt to working with a lot of these guys, a lot of flips you know, do a lot of crazy moves, crazy bumps, stuff off the top rope. Punk was always a guy that was in the conversation.”

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Previously on the podcast, Booker T spoke about new guys like MJF, Orange Cassidy, and Sammy Guevara in AEW. He thinks Punk can relate to them as “……coming from the independent world, Punk was a guy to bridge from the independent scene to the big time. A lot of these AEW guys right now are trying to make that bridge, trying to get over that bridge…(to become) major headliners, superstars. But I think a guy like CM Punk would fit in with a company like AEW a whole lot better than a guy like Brock Lesnar.”

Despite Punk’s immense popularity inside and outside the ring, Gilmour believes, “Punk’s been out of it now for six years…I mean almost seven. I don’t know if he’s got the drawing power for the salary he’s probably command.  Brock, I know.. you know  there’d be interest in Punk, don’t get me wrong but Brock, from a business standpoint is a better investment, I think CM Punk would be an attractive idea though.”

However, at the end of the debate, Booker T and Gilmour both agreed it would all come down to the cash that is being offered and the cash that will be made.

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Be it Punk or Lesnar, WWE will definitely suffer a major blow if any one of the “Paul Heyman guys” turns up at the Daily’s Place.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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