Pro wrestling veteran and top AEW Star CM Punk, who made his pro wrestling return after a long 7-year hiatus and signed with All Elite Wrestling in August 2021, recently had a conversation with Abe Kanan of Chicago’s Rock 95.5 Radio Show on if the former WWE Star’s return to the pro wrestling business is what he expected it would be like.
CM Punk said it is a lot of work and he hates leaving his wife and his dog alone, but he gets excited doing what he fell back in love with and he has fun with it. Punk also said the wrestling business is everything he thought it would be and more times ten and that it’s challenging, but everything that’s worth doing is hard so it’s rewarding.
This is what CM Punk said:
“It’s a lot of work but it’s rewarding work.” “I tried to tell myself I can’t care as much as I used to because I just burn out. It’s a big reason why I was gone for 7 years. It’s hard to do what we do at this level without caring, so instead I’ve adapted the philosophy of just leaving everything at work so when I’m not there, I’m not there. So I’m spread very thin, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s just when I’m at AEW, I’m there 100%. I’m so on that I need the days off that I have every Wednesday or Friday, things like that to recuperate. The problem is, I’m such an a—–e, I have like four other jobs and I don’t have time to decompress.”
“So is it everything I thought it would be? It’s that, times ten. My barometer of whether it’s all worth it is I look forward to being on a plane. I hate leaving my dog, I hate leaving my wife but I get excited for road trips because it’s one day and I get to do what I’m falling back in love with and I have fun with it. It’s everything I thought it could be and more times ten, it’s challenging but everything that’s worth doing is hard so it’s rewarding.”
Punk made his promotional AEW debut on The First Dance special episode of AEW Rampage in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. The pro wrestling veteran would then make his All Elite Wrestling in-ring debut at the company’s All Out PPV Event this past September 5th, when he defeated Darby Allin in a Singles Match. CM Punk has since competed in 11 more matches and has a win-loss record of 11-1 in AEW. Punk’s first-ever loss in All Elite Wrestling happened during last night episode of Dynamite at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois, when he lost a Singles Match to MJF.
You can check out CM Punk’s comments in the video below: