“Stone Chilly” Steve Austin praises CM Punk and notes that whereas he doesn’t know what’s occurring together with his state of affairs, he believes Punk has had a outstanding profession.
Punk has all the time been a polarizing star within the wrestling world, and he has been surrounded by loads of controversy since “Brawl Out”, the incident wherein he received right into a bodily altercation with Kenny Omega and the Younger Bucks after AEW All Out 2022. Punk was then suspended by AEW, and he has been absent ever since. His return has reportedly been deliberate for the premiere of AEW Collision, however new reviews have led to some uncertainty about this plan.
Talking with Alfred Konuwa of Forbes, the WWE Corridor of Famer was requested to share his ideas on the present state of affairs with Pun. Austin famous that he doesn’t know what’s occurring, however he talks to Punk each from time to time. He said that he loves Punk and praised his talents.
“Man, I simply despatched Punk a message final night time,” Austin stated. “I didn’t know he had torn his triceps. I haven’t been following something. I don’t know what’s occurring with that. Me and Phil commerce messages each right here and there. We hardly ever discuss, in all probability a few times a 12 months.
“I like the man, and I don’t even know if I mentored him as a result of Punk’s in all probability rather a lot smarter than I’m. Nice promo man, nice employee, he’s received his personal factor going and we’re simply mates.”
Austin continued by noting that Punk could have appeared as much as him years in the past, however the latter received over on his personal. He then said that he’d be flattered if he considerably influenced the AEW star’s profession, however Punk discovered success his means.
“I believe I keep in mind there’s a image of myself and him from Chicago, my favourite city to work in, my favourite constructing,” Austin stated. “I suppose he had come right down to the place we had been all hanging out. Perhaps he appeared as much as me again within the day, however I don’t know if I a lot mentored him as a result of I believe he paid his personal dues.
“He discovered it the best way he did and he received over on his personal deserves. The truth that possibly I might have been considerably of an affect could be flattering if that had been the case. However he’s made his personal profession.”
Total, Austin emphasised that he doesn’t know a lot about Punk’s present state of affairs, however he shared his perception that Punk has carved out a “hellacious” profession.
“I don’t even know what’s occurring with the present state of affairs or what they’re doing as a result of proper now I hardly ever watch any of the product,” Austin stated. “I watch all of the pay-per-views and main pay-per-views, however he’s actually carved out a hellacious profession in his personal proper by his personal proper.”
WrestleZone will proceed to supply extra details about CM Punk and his potential return to AEW because it turns into obtainable.