CM Punk is known as ‘The Best in The World’ and he spoke about WWE being a shark tank. CM Punk was originally a Ring of Honor superstar and he is one of AEW’s top signings to date. He made his professional wrestling in-ring return after 7 years.
He left the WWE in 2014 after he didn’t get a chance to be in the main event of WrestleMania. CM Punk is known for speaking against WWE on several occasions. This time, he stated that WWE did not have a good work culture.
According to him, WWE was like a giant shark tank. The talents were placed against each other and according to Punk, people were fighting for a single spot. CM Punk on the other hand wanted to create his own spot.
CM Punk Reveals That WWE Was a Like a Shark Tank
“My perspective is, I came up in a place that was a shark tank full of bullies that were protecting their spot,” CM Punk said.
“And it wasn’t about what was good or bad or right or wrong, it was what I did was always bad and always wrong. And there were people who ran the show who told me to my face, ‘I don’t get it.’ And I’d be like, ‘well then, what the f**k are we doing?’ Cause if I’m in developmental, and to liken it to playing Triple A ball, I want to make it to the major leagues.
And if I’m hitting home runs, and I’m the home run king in Triple A ball, and I get called up to the major leagues and the guy on the team on the team with the most home runs tells the hitting coach, the bench coach, and the manager, ‘that guy sucks.’ It’s just like, ‘we don’t just want to win games?’ I came up around a lot of that, but I think that also makes me a cycle breaker.
Kofi (Kingston)’s first day on the road I was like, ‘hey, you’re riding with me.’ He was like, ‘okay, great!’. Because I got there and I was picked on. I was already a grown-ass man and I had these other grown-ass men picking on me, and I was like, ‘why is this like high school?’ But that’s the culture, that’s what they want.
‘We want you guys to fight and we want you guys to want his spot.’ And I never wanted anybody’s spot. I wanted my own spot”.