Before moving to WWE, CM Punk cut his teeth in Ring of Honor, the new federation Tony Khan bought. CM Punk then expressed his thoughts on AEW president Tony Khan and the purchase of his old federation. CM Punk has some of the best WWE matches in the company.
His WWE feud with John Cena was one of the best in the WWE at that time. He stole the show at WrestleMania 29 in a match with The Undertaker. He had the longest run as WWE Champion the company had seen in a while clocking in at 434 days.
Brock Lesnar and AJ Styles has surpassed that number with their respective championship reigns.
CM Punk is never trivial
The former superstar of the Stamford-based company said he was satisfied with this purchase because he acknowledges that the federation is in good hands: “I liked the ROH so much and I cannot explain how happy I am that my old matches are in good hands.
It was nice to know that all of this was in the hands of someone I know how to work with. I know Tony by now and I know that he would have used that material to the fullest. With those videos, I literally feel like my baby is in the hands of someone I trust.
They won't be turned into a tab on a bad and meaningless app but they will take on value." CM Punk explained that he felt very relieved after hearing the news of AEW's purchase of ROH because he didn't want Vince McMahon's WWE to buy and own footage of his career in that federation: "Relieved.
Because let's be honest. Tony would have bought it or Vince McMahon. Nobody else but them. I didn't want Vince to have my videos of this genre. He already has enough and I don't get paid off." On the slow start in AEW: "I chose to do this slow start.
I think starting at this pace was the right thing to do after you take a seven-year hiatus from the ring. There are many young athletes who are probably better than they think many, they just don't have the right spotlight on them.
I think I could use my name to highlight some of these wrestlers as I go back to wrestling like the old days. They can help them grow as an audience and maybe let them learn something. For all the stories and the rest then, I think it's something that fits us absolutely without problems."
If HHH and CM Punk ever ended up in a sitcom, it would be highly entertaining. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. CM Punk has never really liked Triple H. He was scheduled to wrestle Triple H at WrestleMania 30 but CM Punk didn't want anything to do with it. He always believed that HHH never liked him and sabotaged him during the 'Summer of Punk.'