CM Punk Explains Decision To Mention Jon Moxley In His Promo, Putting Promos Together

On the November 3 episode of AEW Dynamite, CM Punk began his promo by mentioning Jon Moxley.

The night prior, Tony Khan announced that Moxley had entered inpatient alcohol treatment, expressing his support for the former AEW World Champion.

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Punk also expressed his support on Dynamite and got the crowd to chant for Moxley.

Speaking to Chris Mueller of Bleacher Report, Punk explained his decision to bring up Moxley.

"When the Moxley news broke, first and foremost, we needed to make sure he was in a good spot and that he knew he didn't have to rush back and he can work on himself and his family," Punk said. "But I didn't know exactly what to say or how to approach it. I just knew that I would figure it out once I got in front of the people.You saw signs [in the crowd] already from people supporting Moxley. We came to a point where we had a very powerful message to send: a message of courage on his part and a message of support on our part. And I think the real world needs to see that right now. We're all real people with real problems."

Punk has always been considered one of the best when it comes to performing on the microphone and he's further solidified that standing for many fans following his return to wrestling.

Speaking on his promo philosophy, Punk said, "Because I was in a system that relied heavily on written and scripted promos but coming from a place of freedom where I could do and say whatever I wanted, my advice and normally my approach is to talk from the heart. That's something Dusty Rhodes and Roddy Piper would always tell me. You can take the best stuff, you can have a couple of cool lines you know you want to say that you heard from a movie or a song or something like that, but the more you talk about it, you tend to kind of overcook it. You want your food to be cooked just right. But I found that dwelling on stuff and coming up with exactly what you're going to say is never the right thing to do because you're in front of a live audience and you don't know how they're going to react. So you need the wiggle room on either side of what you're going to say to kind of creatively better whatever you're doing based on the crowd's reaction."

Punk is set to take on Eddie Kingston at AEW Full Gear.

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