CM Punk: The AEW Roster Reminds Me Of Punk Rock

“They are young and they are hungry, and what they lack in experience they make up for with effort”

CM Punk is All Elite, and working with AEW’s young roster is one of the driving forces behind the wrestling legend returning to the squared circle.

During an interview on the Kap & J Hood Show on ESPN Chicago, Punk was asked what impresses him most about AEW’s roster, with Punk replying:

“It’s a very young roster and the youthful exuberance. It reminds me of another love of my life, which is punk rock. It reminds me of all the kids that used to go to punk rock shows in bowling alleys and VFW’s and stuff. They really found a place where, ‘Man, I really fit in here.’ And they feel at home. That’s what impressed me the most. It’s great that everybody is nice. It’s great that everybody is happy to see you. I understand that maybe some of that might be the honeymoon phase, but I really feel optimistic that it’s not. 

“They are young and they are hungry, and what they lack in experience they make up for with effort, and that’s just tremendous. I look at it like I’m the veteran slugger on a major league team, and I’m coming onto this team that’s just full of prospects and a lot of people maybe count them out. They’re so eager to go out there and not only entertain the fans, but they want to have fun doing it. And I think when the performers in the ring are having a good time, I think that resonates and I think the fans can see that and it helps enjoy the moment.”

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