CM Punk Speaks About Dealing with Toxicity

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CM Punk Speaks About Dealing with Toxicity

CM Punk is one of AEW’s top stars and he recently spoke about dealing with toxic tribalism that is in the pro-wrestling world today. He was at NYC radio where he spoke about this. Social media is very toxic these days due to the rivalry between WWE and AEW.

CM Punk spoke about how he deals with it.

CM Punk Talks About How He Deals with Toxic Tribalism

“I get it. I think I go back and forth on this,” Punk admitted. “You're a Rangers fan. I’m a Blackhawks fan.

We are in some ways at odds, but I look at it like, they’re both original six teams. I respect the Rangers, even though they haven’t won a Stanley Cup since 1994. Mark Messier is a hell of a captain, a great hockey player, tough as nails.

So I look at it like that. “A lot of times, there’s a ton of tribalism in sports, but there’s one NFL. I don’t think anybody’s saying that the CFL is better than the NFL or arena football is better, so it gets tedious and strange, sometimes.

And I think as long as people don’t take stuff too far and get personal with it, like some people get personal with me right out of the gate, and I’m just like, okay, whatever. A lot of it isn’t in the real world.

Twitter, and Instagram and all that stuff is social media and is not in any way shape or form the real world. So that’s why I like to focus on the people in the building”. Punk again spoke about why he joined AEW and not the WWE.

He stated that AEW simply has more to offer him. “I literally want to wrestle everybody, but I’m telling a specific story here of coming back, kind of restarting, rekindling my love for pro wrestling,” CM Punk said.

“If I went back to WWE, what would I do? There’s a formula. There’s a track record and a formula. This is what they do. Batista comes back, he wins the Royal Rumble, he main events WrestleMania. Edge comes back.

He’s in the Royal Rumble. I think he was in it twice. He might have won, I don’t know. He goes on the main event WrestleMania. There’s a formula and I was bored of that sh*t 10 years ago, so I’m bored of it now.

I understand people saying that they don’t like certain things and all that, then it’s not for you. I get it. Like I said, I’m there for the fans in the building. I’m telling the stories that I want to tell, and I’m having fun doing it. You’ll know when it’s not fun for me because I won’t do it”.