CM Punk has received over some followers who imagine he wasn’t the nicest individual in actual life throughout his WWE days. Unfavorable public tales about Punk in AEW are non-existent, however final evening on AEW Dynamite, Hangman Adam Web page hinted that the Punk followers see on TV isn’t the identical man wrestlers see backstage.
On in the present day’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez broke down the phase. Web page’s promo alluded to some folks in AEW placing stress on Punk. Meltzer mentioned the promo phase reminded him of Bret Hart-Shawn Michaels in 1997, as the 2 stars had legit real-life heat.
“This was for me nearly like and I am not saying it was pretty much as good as this, however for me, it jogged my memory of when Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels in 1997 did a face-off, it was most likely designed that method. , ‘the extra you recognize, the extra it means’. When Bret and Shawn did these issues, I knew it was all going on…behind the scenes. I keep in mind seeing this as, ‘holy shit’. It isn’t like they’re taking pictures, however there is a stage of actuality to this that folks watching on TV do not know. This had the identical vibe.”
Meltzer famous that there is no such thing as a clear child face or heel to the feud, as each had been cheered throughout their entrances and booed as they spoke. He thought it was a “very intense single deal.”
Alvarez recapped the Web page promo, saying, “I imply I did not write it, however I imply he basically mentioned this CM Punk is an effective man right here on TV and supposedly a brand new CM Punk, he is a bit of shit.” behind the scenes. That is basically what he mentioned… Web page additionally made the remark that I wasn’t going to beat your ass this weekend for me or this championship, however I will beat your butt for this locker room.”
MJF additionally alluded to “actual” Punk throughout their feud a few months in the past, so there may very well be one thing to the rumors of heat backstage. Rumors of “backstage heat” may additionally be Punk’s method of slowly transitioning again to being a badass.