In a recent TikTok post, WWE superstar Drew McIntyre shared his thoughts on CM Punk's highly anticipated return to the ring during the WWE Holiday Tour at Madison Square Garden. After a decade-long hiatus, Punk faced off against Dominik Mysterio on December 26, impressing fans and fellow wrestlers alike with his performance.
McIntyre, observing the match from behind the scenes, commented on Punk's readiness and the enthusiasm of the audience. Despite Punk's unconventional choice of wrestling attire, McIntyre acknowledged that Punk hasn't lost his touch.
"He looked pretty good in the ring against Dominik [Mysterio], who's no slouch," McIntyre stated. He also teased potential future matchups, hinting at how Punk might fare against top-tier competitors like himself or Seth Rollins.
Punk and McIntyre's Showdown
The event saw CM Punk triumph over Dominik Mysterio, while McIntyre faced a setback, losing to Seth Rollins in the championship bout for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. McIntyre is set to challenge Rollins once more at WWE RAW: Day 1 on January 1, 2024, at Pechanga Arena in San Diego.
Adding to the behind-the-scenes insights, WWE Hall of Famer Rey Mysterio, on Konnan’s “Keepin’ It 100” podcast, praised Seth Rollins for his dedication to the sport and his willingness to offer constructive criticism to fellow wrestlers.
Rey highlighted the evolving nature of professional wrestling and the camaraderie among wrestlers, emphasizing the valuable role of feedback in improving performance. "One of the guys that likes to sit down and critique matches is Seth Rollins," Rey explained, noting how Rollins' critiques are respected and helpful, especially for rising talents like Dominik Mysterio.
This blend of on-stage action and backstage mentoring showcases the dynamic and evolving world of WWE, where legends and newcomers alike contribute to the rich tapestry of professional wrestling. As fans eagerly await the outcomes of upcoming matches, the insights from wrestling icons like McIntyre and Rey Mysterio offer a deeper understanding of the sport's complexities and the dedication of its athletes.