CM Punk Encouraged AJ Mendez To Meet With Women Of Wrestling
AJ Mendez was named executive producer for WOW last week
CM Punk has revealed the role he played in AJ Mendez's new role with Women Of Wrestling, encouraging his wife to take the meeting with Jeanie Buss.
Mendez was announced as an executive producer for WOW last week, a venture which Los Angeles Lakers President Jeanie Buss co-owns along with David McLane.
AEW's Punk has now revealed that the initial request to speak to Mendez actually came through him, with the Second City Saviour recommending that his wife at the very least attend the meeting.
Speaking to Robbie Fox on My Mom's Basement, when asked about her return to wrestling coming not long after his own, he said: "I don’t want to put words in her mouth, but I think that’s just a happy coincidence.
"I think it was more, you know — so I’ll go ahead and… I had somebody reach out to me saying, ‘Hey, Jeanie Buss wants to talk to April’ and I was like, ‘What?’ And you know, April doesn’t know anything about sports, like nothing. So, I took the idea to her and I was just like, ‘You have to at least take this meeting. Jeanie Buss is the most powerful woman in sports.’
"In my mind, I was just doing cartwheels thinking of my wife talking to Jeanie Buss and I thought that was super cool and you know, they had a great conversation and Jeanie was just kind of kick-starting WOW and it really just kind of fit into the stuff that April’s doing; writing, producing.
"So, it really was just an idea presented to her that I think opened her up to, ‘Oh sh*t, yeah. This is actually perfect. I can help the next generation of female wrestlers with the creative side of stuff and I don’t have to get concussed.’ It’s excellent.
"So it really fit what she’s doing in her wheelhouse and I’m super stoked she’s doing it."
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