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Jim Ross Wishes CM Punk Was Still With AEW, Reveals Ongoing Communication

One big thing: Jim Ross misses CM Punk in AEW

WWE Hall of Famer and current AEW announcer Jim Ross expressed his desire for CM Punk to still be part of the AEW roster, citing Punk’s significant contributions to the company.

• Ross revealed he receives frequent text messages from Punk, who checks on his well-being.
• The veteran commentator stated, “I miss CM Punk. I thought he contributed greatly to the AEW roster when he was with us.
• Ross acknowledged that personality clashes led to Punk’s departure, calling it “unfortunate.”

Why it matters

Ross’s comments highlight the ongoing impact of Punk’s controversial exit from AEW and suggest that some within the company still value his potential contributions, despite the circumstances of his departure.

By the numbers

• CM Punk’s AEW run lasted approximately 2 years, from August 2021 to September 2023.
• During his time with AEW, Punk held the AEW World Championship twice.

The bigger picture

While Ross expresses regret over Punk’s absence in AEW, the straight-edge superstar has since returned to WWE:

• Punk made a surprise comeback at Survivor Series in November 2023.
• He recently appeared on SmackDown, where he was confronted by The Bloodline and Cody Rhodes.
• An angle involving Drew McIntyre resulted in Punk being stretchered out and leaving in an ambulance.

The bottom line

Jim Ross’s candid remarks about CM Punk reveal a continuing personal connection between the two and hint at the complex dynamics surrounding Punk’s departure from AEW. As Punk settles into his new role in WWE, his impact on the wrestling landscape continues to be felt across promotions.

What do you think about Jim Ross’s comments on CM Punk? Do you believe Punk’s return to AEW could ever be possible? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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