AEW Star Opens Up About Being An ‘Outsider’

1 month ago by Sanchez Taylor

AEW Star Opens Up About Being An ‘Outsider’ AEW

AEW coach Mark Henry has opened up about being an ‘outsider’, while sharing his thoughts on the current situation with CM Punk.

Henry joined AEW in May 2021, where at that year’s Double or Nothing event, it was announced that he’d be a coach, analyst, and commentator for Rampage.

Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Henry weighed in on CM Punk speculation. Henry compared Punk to himself, noting that they were both outsiders.

Elaborating, Henry said:

“I think that AEW is pro AEW. CM Punk was an outsider just like I am. Like, I’m not an original AEW and when the shit hits the fan, you’re gonna go with the people that you’ve locked arms with in the beginning.

“That’s just the way it is. I’m talking about the core as well as everybody that was at AEW in its beginning. All of the people that worked their way, you look at The Dark Order and every facet of AEW in the office.

“They were a tight knit group. It’s great to be brought in, but ultimately, we still are the second cousins. I feel like CM Punk would have to come in and kind of acquiesce to that.

“So you know what? I know who I am. I know what I am and I’m gonna play my lane. But I’m here to make the business better.

“I’m here to make AEW better and I think that I can do that. My personal thoughts and complaints, I’ll keep to myself.”

Henry also explained how he’d bring Punk back to AEW, which you can read about right here.

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