We are just hours away from one of AEW’s most-anticipated PPV Events known as All Out, but that is not the only event fans are excited and eager to see this weekend as they have also been waiting months for Starrcast III, which is headlined by former WWE Superstar CM Punk.
Conrad Thompson, the creator, and promoter of Starrcast, recently took part in a conference call where he talked about how he was able to secure CM Punk for the event.
This is what Conrad Thompson said: “I was looking for something as a banner event for Las Vegas and Chicago at the same time. I hung my hat on the Roast of Ric Flair for Vegas but it didn’t happen.” “I wanted to have a rare appearance there and thought The Undertaker was going to be the guy, but everybody knows WWE pulled him.”
“I got his email address and we exchanged a few emails over the course of several months. When it seemed like no deal would come together, very quickly one did. We’re thrilled CM Punk is dusting off the mic to join us. I think him being involved in anything wrestling-related has gotten people super interested in Starrcast and we’re excited to have him.”
Thompson then talked about the question that is on everybody’s mind and that is if CM Punk will do anything related to wrestling and if he will be at All Out.
This is what Conrad Thompson said: “I’m not gonna combat it. I’m sure when he’s doing hundreds of meet-and-greets, every other person is gonna ask that. There’s a lot of people who really miss CM Punk and identify with his persona…but at the same time, they don’t wanna just have memories. They wanna have new ones.”
“My only thing is I wanna clarify since there is speculation out there. This is not a piggyback booking. I did not book CM Punk through AEW. He is not going to be at All Out. Anyone having that expectation is probably gonna be disappointed.”
Thompson then talked about if the CM Punk booking was the hardest thing he had to ever book.
This is what Conrad Thompson said: “If we’re saying Starrcast, it’s the biggest tent pole event that we’ve had. The All In press conference I’m always going to go back to because it was such a big deal. The anticipation for that show was on another level… and I think this one might be there plus the feather in the cap of getting CM Punk.”
“So as far as Starrcast, [getting Punk] is probably it. But if we’re considering podcasting, I think Something to Wrestle will probably be what people associate with me the most.”
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