Pro wrestling legend and IMPACT Hall of Famer Raven had a conversation with Fightful.com on a variety of topics such as his feud with former WWE and AEW World Champion CM Punk in ROH, MLW, TNA as well as the Indies and how after 35 years in the pro wrestling business the entire feud is jumbled together.
“I know I did the feud with him in Ring of Honor, but I don’t know whether my thing with him in MLW was before, after or during. It all jumbles together. But after 35 years in the business, the linear timeline isn’t fresh, exactly, in my mind. Especially with the independents. I know my territory lineage, where I went from one company to the next. But the independents, I don’t even know which period it was, if it was before TNA or after TNA.”
Raven also talked about how he thinks it was cool that CM Punk always called himself the best because you need that type of ego to push yourself in the pro wrestling business.
“You know what’s funny? At the time Punk thought he was the greatest worker in the world and he wasn’t. But then rather tremendously became the greatest worker in the business. I don’t follow that any more. I don’t watch the shows, but seen enough stuff like at watch parties with guests that when Punk was in his WWE run, I saw some of that and he was the best worker in the business. I don’t know if he still is, but I’ve always loved the fact he really thought he was—which you have to, you have to have an ego to push yourself—and then he actually fulfilled it. A lot of guys thought they were the best worker in the business and you never hear from them again. So I always thought that was cool.”
You can check out Raven's comments in the video below. H/T to Fightful.com for transcribing the above quotes.