A former WWE star has addressed the CM Punk situation in AEW.
CM Punk has been the talk of the wrestling world with various reports indicating that the former AEW World Champion is on his way back to All Elite Wrestling.
This comes at a time that the company is in the midst of massive change as they are closing in on a rumored new huge television deal and the launch of a brand new program called, “AEW Collision.”
Speaking with Inside The Ropes, Dean Muhtadi, formerly known as Mojo Rawley in WWE, spoke about the situation with CM Punk and how AEW could use this to their advantage to make good TV.
Explaining that the beauty of professional wrestling compared to other sports is that conflict can be manipulated to create on-screen content, Muhtadi said:
“The great thing about professional wrestling is when there’s real life trauma, and terrible relationships, man, it makes a really good TV. That’s something you can capitalize on in a big way.”
“I’m not inside that locker room, I never have been, I only have some friends that I worked with personally. So you never know how everybody feels first hand how much of it is maybe exacerbated for potential future storylines. That is something that you kind of subconsciously, always have, in the back of your mind.”
Stating that Punk had a lot of supporters in the company and suggesting AEW can use the real-life issues to their advantage, the former Mojo Rawley said:
“If there’s like a beef that you kind of want to let go and maybe squash publicly to move on with your life. Maybe ya don’t, because you can save it for a main event paycheck and a main event spot, you know, maybe you just pump the brakes on that and let it be, you really never know how it is.”
“I mean, obviously, the money that that guy can generate and the amount of merch he sells, you can’t really fully ignore that ever, even if everyone hated him, which I know is not the case, because he does have a lot of supporters over there.”
“You know, again, it just makes for good TV. It’s really hard for someone that’s been in the wrestling business for a while to question if it’s a shoot, if it’s a work and now being out of the business for a little bit, at least from an in-ring perspective, it’s a little hard to tell from the outside.”
“So just makes it a little more exciting. But again, man, it makes for greater ratings. So I’m very curious to see how that situation goes. I’ll be watching as a fan, no question.”
As previously reported, another former WWE name has opened up about Punk’s attitude when they worked together.
Here are full results from the May 10 episode of AEW Dynamite:
Claudio Castagnoli def. Rey Fenix
Miro returned and walked into Tony Khan’s office
An MJF video package mentioned CM Punk – the first time Punk has been mentioned on AEW TV since All Out
Mark Briscoe announced as the special guest referee for FTR vs Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett at Double Or Nothing
Thunder Rosa returned and, like Miro, walked into Tony Khan’s office
Tony Khan says he has a huge announcement next week
Orange Cassidy def. Daniel Garcia to retain the AEW International Championship
Julia Hart def. Anna Jay in a No Holds Barred match
House of Black def. Best Friends & Bandido to retain the AEW World Trios Championship
Jon Moxley def. Kenny Omega in a Steel Cage match after Don Callis turned on Omega and attacked him with a screwdriver
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