CM Punk Wants To Enter AEW's Owen Hart Cup

Punk wants to enter and pursue the world title

CM Punk wants to participate in All Elite Wrestling's Owen Hart Cup when the tournament eventually begins.

AEW entered into a relationship with The Owen Hart Foundation in September to honour the legacy of the late Owen Hart, and this will include an annual Owen Hart Cup Tournament where the winner will receive a cup named 'The Owen.'

Speaking about the partnership with Sport1, CM Punk admitted he was emotional once the press release was published. 

"I knew about it beforehand, but it still hit me like a truck when I read the press release just because I think it's such a staggering and monumental bridge. I think it goes a long way to show and prove that Martha always wanted Owen's memory to be revered and his legacy preserved. It just couldn't be at WWE and if you really look at it, it makes a lot of sense," Punk began.

"Now, the fans can embrace Owen again, like they've always wanted to, Martha can embrace the fans and support Owen's legacy, like she's always wanted to. There just wasn't an outlet or a place to do it before. Now there is. It got me emotional reading the press release. I was like, 'Wow.' This is pretty special. Just as a wrestling fan," he added.

Punk was then asked about competing for 'The Owen' and challenging for the AEW World Title, to which he replied: "Why not do both? I'm not sure how the tournament is going to go, but I'm for sure throwing my name in that hat. I want to be in that tournament, 100 percent. I don't know if it's just going to be for the younger, not so on the map high-flyers, I'm not sure how that's going to go. We're getting there. 

"The AEW Title is definitely something I want. I look at my career as being, I haven't wrestled for seven years, I can't come in and challenge for a world title right away. I look at the situation with Bryan Danielson coming in and wrestling Kenny Omega in his first match, but it wasn't for the title. When I wrestle Kenny Omega, it's gonna be for the title and I'm not going to need 30 minutes to beat him."

H/T to Fightful

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