Tony Schiavone Reveals Backstage Reaction To CM Punk-Eddie Kingston AEW Rampage Promo

"He said, ‘Was it good?’ I said, ‘It was f****** good.’"

When it became clear that Eddie Kingston and CM Punk were about to enter a feud in AEW, the wrestling world collectively licked its lips in anticipation of the upcoming mic battles between the two.

And they did not disappoint.

Their war of words on the November 5 edition of Rampage turned their upcoming match at Full Gear into one of the most anticipated bouts on the card, and the reaction backstage was similar to that of the fans, as Tony Schiavone revealed on the What Happened When podcast:

“That was amazing TV,” started Schiavone “I remember I was at the Go position watching and listening. I looked over at, I think it was Dean Malenko. Tony Khan, I’m not so sure he was over two seats from me. I remember looking, saying, ‘This is some entertaining s*** we got going on here guys.’ Then it was over and then Eddie came to the back. I got up, went over to him, and said, ‘My God.’ He said, ‘Was it good?’ I said, ‘It was f****** good.’ He said, ‘That means a lot coming from you.’

“I said something to CM Punk too about how great it was. I don’t think on a wrestling promo that you can get better than that. We’ve seen good ones, but I had someone when it was going on said, ‘Is this a shoot?’ I thought wow, that’s when you know it’s good.”


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