Eric Bischoff, the former President of WCW, recently stated that CM Punk hasn’t delivered since he arrived in AEW. CM Punk is one of AEW’s top signings of all time. He made his professional wrestling return nearly a month ago and immediately started a feud with Darby Allin.
Since debuting, he has wrestled several times, but he hasn’t been part of any major storylines since making his debut. Eric Bischoff stated that CM Punk hasn’t done anything significant since his debut and also disagrees with his statement that the recent AEW signings were bigger than WCW’s signings in the ’90s.
Eric Bischoff Blasts CM Punk for Not Delivering Since Making His Debut
“Punk hasn’t delivered,” Eric Bischoff said. “Punk was the guy that came out and his first comments were ‘The addition of this talent was more significant than Scott Hall and Kevin Nash,’ constantly making references to WCW because they want to be the company that WCW was back in the mid-90s.
There’s these constant references to WCW. When Scott Hall and Kevin Nash came in, we took off. Punk, you came in and you sh*t the bed, in terms of ratings. It ain’t there and there’s nothing, in reality, to suggest otherwise.
You just need to be careful about what you say until you’re delivering. That comment that Punk made about these guys being more significant than Hall and Nash in 96 and then two weeks after Punk made his big arrival the ratings dropped by 40-50%.
This is what lit my fuse, I wasn’t going to comment on any of this until Punk came out and said ‘It’s going to take five years for the effect of this talent to really show up significantly in the ratings,’ are you f***ing kidding me? Does anybody other than an uninformed wrestling fan who loves CM Punk, is anybody going to believe that nonsense? It’s going to take five years? Dude, you’re going to be getting AARP mail, because it happens soon as you start getting close to 50 they start pounding you with this s--t.
I let that one go but then to come out a couple of weeks later after, in my opinion, he should be embarrassed, and for the ratings to take the dive the way they did after his debut, suggests to me that he ain’t as h*t as he’s trying to make people think he is. If he was, the numbers would be much bigger”.