An AEW star doesn’t feel CM Punk is as toxic as everybody thinks he is.
CM Punk has been absent from AEW programming since the aftermath of All Out 2022 when he got into a physical altercation with The Elite’s The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega. Punk was suspended, and also suffered a torn triceps.
On the May 31 edition of AEW Dynamite, Tony Khan officially confirmed that Punk will be returning for the premiere of AEW Collision on June 17 and the wrestling world continues to buzz about it.
Speaking with Sportskeeda WrestleBinge, Billy Gunn was asked to share his thoughts on CM Punk’s upcoming return. He answered:
“So you can probably look at that two ways. Some people are gonna think it’s negative, and some people… I think it’s positive thing, I really do, because he is still, no matter what goes on behind the scene, he’s still got it.”
“He’s still the guy. He still has huge drawing power, and that’s only gonna help us, so why would you not want a guy in here that can help?”
“I don’t feel he’s as toxic as everybody thinks he is, but then again, I’m an old person and I don’t really care about all that other stuff.”
“All I care about is what can he do for the company? What can he do for the talent in the company? He’s still very good at that, and we all have our days of where we go a little off-track.”
“I can’t speak for anything, what happened with that, because everything I heard is also hearsay, and I don’t speak on hearsay because I’m not a gossiper. But in the general scheme of things, I think it’s a good thing, it really is.”
Gunn continued on to emphasize that he believes Punk will help the company and the talent he works with, saying:
“He’s just gonna help the company all around. He’s gonna help the talent on the Collision show or whatever. I mean, when the single guy can sell out Chicago arenas, yeah, I’m gonna say you might wanna keep him around a little bit.”
“But what personality’s on the other side, sometimes you gotta set that aside. I’ve been in the business a long time. There’s been some people that I despise, but I still work with them. That’s just being honest. I still will do my job because my job isn’t to like you or dislike you.”
“My job is to go out there and have the best match and do the best for the company that you can, and that’s what you do. I’m not gonna hang out with you.”
“We’re not gonna go eat, we’re not gonna go to the gym, but when it comes to business, when it comes to stepping in the ring, it should always be business. It should always be, you do the best that you can at that moment in that specific time that you’re given.”
“So I think it’s a good thing, I really do. All feelings aside, it’s gonna be a good thing. It really is.”
As previously reported, CM Punk isn’t the only AEW star who will be making their return on the premiere episode of Collision with Miro set to come back to the company.
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