CM Punk was arguably the biggest star in AEW but his fairy tale run turned out to be a nightmare as Punk was released earlier this month. Now it appears that Tony Khan was urged to focus on other stars following CM Punk’s firing.
Many fans feel CM Punk no longer being a part of AEW is a huge blow to the company, leaving a void that will take a lot of effort to fill. Even then, AEW is clearly moving forward.
While speaking on his 1 of Kind podcast, WWE Hall of Famer RVD talked about CM Punk getting fired. RVD urged Tony Khan to focus on other stars and develop them now that CM Punk is no longer part of the company.
Regain balance. If you lost a heavyweight and the ship’s rocking too far in one direction, just put some focus on some other guys. WWE’s always been criticized for being like a one-guy company — it was [John] Cena, The Rock, Hulk Hogan, and Steve Austin. But, I’m like that, too, socially … I’m a ‘put all your eggs in one basket’ kind of guy when it comes to people that are real close to me, and if it fails, it hurts. But, hey, it’s just like getting your head cut off [laughs].
AEW isn’t a one-man show where no one else matters. So, they will definitely have an easier time building the company around other stars.
I don’t know if his fans are so loyal that they won’t support the thing without him. Otherwise, yeah, just regain composure, put your fists back up, get ready for the next blow — because it’s coming.”
Ringside News also exclusively reported that CM Punk wants fans to believe WWE is an option for him. Eric Bischoff also warned CM Punk that the clock is ticking on his in-ring career. It remains to be seen whether AEW will prosper without CM Punk in the fold.
What’s your opinion on what RVD said? Do you think AEW will suffer without CM Punk? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
September 16, 2023 2:30 am