CM Punk has no issue with what the Paul brothers are doing with boxing.
Jake Paul scored the biggest victory of his career on Saturday, knocking out former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley in the sixth round. Jake and his brother Logan are YouTube stars turned boxers who have made millions by using their YouTube fame to garner interest in their boxing matches.
CM Punk understands the appeal of watching the Paul brothers fight and respects them for making the walk.
"Everything is entertainment," Punk said on ESPN Sportsnation. "I think some people conflate being a fighter with being an entertainer. When it makes dollars, it makes sense. What the Paul brothers are doing, for the lack of a better term, it's old school pro wrestling. You can say they are crossing over, but there are so many similarities between the two businesses. They command attention. People want to see them get knocked out and they know this, but they are putting themselves out there and putting themselves on the line. I'll never criticize in a negative way anybody who makes the walk, anybody who trains their ass off because I did it and I know what it takes. You put yourself out there and on the line. A lot of the times, a lot of the sacrifice goes unnoticed, but it's what it is. [Floyd] Mayweather crossed over and did a match at WrestleMania, I'm sure we're eventually going to see [Conor] McGregor come over. [Ronda] Rousey was excellent when she came over. The bottom line is making money. If you're making money, you're technically not doing anything wrong."
Punk famously fought twice in the UFC Octagon, losing both fights, though his fight against Mike Jackson was changed to a no contest after Jackson tested positive for marijuana.
Logan Paul has already made a small transition to the world of wrestling, taking part in the storyline with Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn heading into WrestleMania 37.
Punk was in the wrestling ring on AEW Holiday Bash, teaming with Darby Allin & Sting to defeat FTR & MJF. If you missed anything from AEW Holiday Bash, check out Fightful's full report on the show by clicking here.
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