Former WWE Champion CM Punk Reveals Whether He Regrets Quitting Pro Wrestling

Published 04/10/2021, 8:52 AM EDT
CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 10: CM Punk reacts to his loss to Mickey Gall during the UFC 203 event at Quicken Loans Arena on September 10, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)


Ahead of WrestleMania 37, former WWE superstar CM Punk has embarked upon yet another q&a session. He gave some answers to interesting fan questions.

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Punk’s blatant honesty makes his sessions very popular as fans drop by lots of questions. Among many things, one fan asked Punk,“Is there a current moment where you said, “Whoa, I am glad not to be wrestling right now.” 

To this, Punk had a somewhat predictable answer. He proclaimed the lack of fans is disappointing to him. “No fans. That’s the entire driving force behind getting in the ring.” 

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Many wrestlers and fans echo Punk’s sentiment. Showmanship plays an important role in the business of sports entertainment. Wrestlers get energy from the crowd reaction, which can not be replicated through pre-recorded cheers and virtual screens.

Thankfully, WWE is bringing back live audience for the first time since last year at WrestleMania 37. Like the previous year, WM 37 will be spread over the weekend of 10th and 11th April. The rival promotion AEW had a limited live audience for a long time now,

CM Punk gives interesting answers to questions

Apart from the previous question, there were a lot of interesting questions. One fan asked the former WWE Champion about what he would like to eradicate from Wrestling.

He said, “Ridiculous shocked faces after a two count with a move you never beat anyone with and shitty unsafe goofs.” When asked about AEW, Punk told the fan, “You’re under arrest.” This was a reference to his ‘online police academy course.’ Interesting WWE also jumped in on the Q&A session. You can see it below –

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Although Punk had not wrestled in a few years (or 24 hours as he said so), he has an incredible fan base thanks to his charisma during his prime in WWE.

Apart from the in-ring prowess, Punk is most remembered for his highly entertaining and hard-hitting promos. In the longer run, the promos got him a cult-like following.

If Punk decided to come back to wrestling in any form, fans will applaud him. Do you think CM Punk can come back to the ring ever? Or will he be better off in non-wrestling roles? Let us know in the comments below.

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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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