CM still a punk
By Scott Keith on 1st June 2022
Well this is even more relevant now after the last PPV, so lets try again. What do think CM punk's historical value will be to wrestling when all is said and done? Obviously he can say he had the pipebomb promo and was the greatest in the world for a year. But what will his lasting impact be? He def gets credit for being a great wrestler and helping to break the mold in wwe that indy guys couldn't draw. But I would say Daniel Bryan is probably a better example of that now. He had the career that CM Punk was desperate to have with multiple mania main events and full buy in from WWE, whether they wanted to do it or not at the beginning. Punk's backstage attitude has always dogged him too, even costing him his first title reign in WWE. They weren't pouring out of the AEW locker room to congratulate him either when he won the title.
Also, Punk claims to be the voice of voiceless, but by all accounts I don't think his constant complaints were meant to really help anyone but himself. Punk seemed just to be worried about Punk. Any changes he got made that might of helped someone like Daniel Bryan succeed were more of an accident than his intent. Punk seemed to really just be worried about his spot on the card and no one else. Whereas again you had someone like Daniel Bryan constantly willing to help elevate others, especially his last run when he was helping with creative. I know he was a big fan of Chad Gable as an example, who is doing great now, and of course, what he did for Kofi.
Even now I don't really see him using his status to help anyone. He loves to get on his high horse and dunk on people on Twitter, but really that comes off as bitterness more than anything else. I mean last week he was dunking on Matt Cardona and Ryan Satin regarding the Sasha stuff, but I don't remember him saying anything when Swole was attacked, or even about the weird stuff that happened with Shida. Obviously he is a fan of women wrestlers, but thats more because that was basically his dating pool until he married AJ. He never misses a chance to badmouth WWE, which they deserve for things like firing him on his wedding day. But he is also a hypocrite. Like he called out Miz for taking the blood money, but he had no problem getting paid for WWE backstage and commenting on the shows. And he also said he had some negotiations with WWE, which shows at the end of the day he will consider money over pride. Is Punk another example of great wrestler who really didn't do much to improve the business for the next guy or girl?
You’ve been trying to get this email out like Ricky Morton on the apron pleading for the hot tag, and your big point is “CM Punk is overrated”?