Jim Ross Says He'll Miss CM Punk On AEW Collision
JR also thinks Punk will resurface somewhere else following his AEW firing.
Though some members of the AEW crew may be happy to see CM Punk go, legendary announcer Jim Ross is certainly not one of them.
Discussing the Straight-Edge Superstar's AEW exit during a recent edition of his Grilling JR podcast, the WWE Hall of Famer noted that he enjoyed being around Punk and is hopeful of his return to wrestling.
On Punk's potential future destination, Ross said:
"I hope so and I think it'll probably happen. I just don't have any leads or any dirt on that. He's still young enough and hungry enough, I think, to go out and grab those big paydays. I just don't know where or when. So, you know, I mean, obviously, one would assume, and that's all I'm doing, you would assume that CM Punk's next destination could be WWE but there's no guarantee of that either. I don't know how they left it, and then when you go through a big turnover like WWE did this week with the Endeavor thing being finalised, you never know".
With regards to his own relationship with the former AEW World Champion, the 71-year-old added:
"I'm gonna miss him because I enjoyed being around him and we have such a small crew that comes on Saturday night. It's a pretty neat environment to be honest with you on Collision nights. A whole lot less people are there. He's too good not to use his skills, but I don't know. He's a different cat as everybody knows. That's not a revelation either".
While an AEW return does not look likely for Punk given the nature of his dismissal, JR himself hopes to remain with Tony Khan's promotion.