AEW World Champion CM Punk, who is currently out of action due to an injury, spoke with ScreenRant on a number of topics such as how he wants to remain a babyface in AEW even though he feels like it will be a lot easier to get people to dislike you and that is due to his connection with the AEW audience.
CM Punk said:
“I think I have a currency with the audience just having been around for so long, coming from the Indies, going to the old WWF, and you know being around the block. Leaving, coming back after seven years, there’s a connection that I have.” “I don’t necessarily enjoy being a good guy. I feel like it’s hard work. It’s a lot easier to get people to dislike you. But I feel it would be wasteful to, as I said, discard this currency that I have with the audience because it is, I feel, a special connection.”
CM Punk also spoke about how fans have been chanting his name for seven years and how he came back to pro wrestling due to that as well as how every time he is in the ring he feels it is special.
CM Punk said:
“You know, they’re chanting my name for seven years. I came back. They’re still stoked about it.” “So I feel like every time I’m in the ring is special to me and I don’t want to squander that, and I feel like it’s just a giant party with a bunch of your friends, you know? I just want to have a good time with them.”