CM Punk Encouraged AJ Lee To Talk To Jeanie Buss, Shares His Excitement To See Her In WOW

CM Punk was doing cartwheels over the thought of his wife, AJ Lee, getting a meeting with Jeanie Buss.

Recently it was announced that AJ Lee would be returning to professional wrestling in an executive producer capacity as part of the relaunch of the WOW Superheroes brand. This year also saw the return to professional wrestling of her husband, CM Punk. Both have been away from professional wrestling since leaving WWE, Punk in 2014, and AJ in 2015.

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Speaking about the return of his wife to professional wrestling, CM Punk would tell Robbie Fox on an episode of My Mom's Basement that a third party reached out to him with the news that Jeanie Buss wanted to speak with AJ and while CM Punk wasn't sure what the meeting with overall be about, he encouraged his wife to talk to Jeanie feeling that she's the most powerful women in sports.

“I don't want to put words in her mouth. But I think that's just a happy coincidence. I think it was more, you know. So I'll go ahead. I had somebody reach out to me, saying, ‘Hey, Jeanie Buss wants to talk to April.’ I was like, ‘What?’ April doesn't know anything about sports, like nothing, you know? So I took the idea to her and I was just like, 'You have to at least take this meeting. Jeanie Buss is the most powerful woman in sports.' You know, I think in my mind, I was just doing cartwheels thinking of my wife talking to Jeanie Buss. I thought that was super cool. They had a great conversation and Jeanie was just, you know, trying to kickstart WOW and it really just kind of fit into the stuff that April's doing: writing, producing. So it really was just an idea presented to her that I think opened her up to, ‘Oh, shit. This is actually perfect. I can help the next generation of female wrestlers, with the creative side of stuff and I don't have to get concussed.’ Like it's excellent, so it really fits what she's doing in her wheelhouse. I'm super stoked she's doing it.”

AJ Lee will also be providing color commentary for WOW, set to debut in the fall of 2022. Learn more here.

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