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WWE's Drew McIntyre Comments On CM Punk's AEW Debut

Drew is behind whatever is good for wrestling

CM Punk returned to professional wrestling after seven years away at AEW Rampage: The First Dance on Friday, August 20. The Second City Saviour will be full-time in All Elite Wrestling going forward and he is set to make his in-ring return at All Out on September 5 against Darby Allin.

Ahead of Punk's return, WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns was critical of The Straight Edge Superstar's contribution to wrestling. Drew McIntyre shares a different view, though, and he admitted anything that makes a positive difference to wrestling gets a thumbs up from him.

"Just anything that's good for wrestling, I'm all about. I was outside the company from 2014 to 2017, working the Independents and with IMPACT, just trying to make wrestling a healthier and better place. It's healthy right now, it's in an incredible place, obviously, WWE is at the top and leading the charge. Anything that can make it better, I'm all about. If it makes a positive difference, it's a thumbs up from me," McIntyre told Pro Wrestling Bits.

Punk has certainly made a positive impression in the wrestling world so far. His debut averaged 1.129 million viewers and a 0.53 rating in the key 18-49 demographic. Clips of Punk's appearance on Rampage have also been trending on YouTube and his first AEW shirt is PWTees best-ever selling t-shirt. 

H/T to Fightful

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