CM Punk Discusses How His AEW Commentary Appearances Came About

When he hasn't been on the mic or in the ring, CM Punk has found a home on commentary in AEW.

Punk started off doing commentary for Darby Allin's match to build their bout at AEW All Out and has since done commentary for full episodes, including Wednesday's AEW Rampage.

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Speaking on the AEW Unrestricted podcast, Punk discussed doing commentary for AEW.

"The commentary thing always started off as a joke," he said. "I remember doing commentary, it always seemed like when I was hurt. I remember the first time I ever did commentary, it was for Ian Rotten's IWA and I had fractured my skull, but I would still go to shows because I was a loser and I had nothing else to do. I remember being there and Dave Prazak and me did commentary and I think we did a whole deathmatch tournament commentary and it was fun and I think we were really good at it. That grew into when I was injured in WWE one time, I would sit in and do commentary. It was something that came naturally to me and everybody is always like, 'Wow, you're really good at this.' We had an idea of me doing commentary on one of Darby's match and we did that, but I was legit backstage going, 'I want to do the whole show.' I'm not trying to take anybody's job, I just think it's a cool way to get CM Punk on the show without doing the same things over and over. It's just a different look. Selfishly, I want to work with Tony, JR, and Excalibur. I got to have a lot of fun and do an angle out of it and made it look different. Doing commentary with those guys is a blast."

Elsewhere during the podcast, Punk revealed a pitch to team with Bryan Danielson at the end of his ROH run. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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