Eddie Kingston loves that CM Punk is in AEW.
Seven years after leaving WWE, CM Punk made his grand return to the wrestling world at AEW Rampage: The First Dance. The self-proclaimed Best In The World wasted no time declaring himself back and calling out his first opponent, Darby Allin. The two men will do battle at AEW All Out on Sunday, September 5.
Speaking with Inside the Ropes' Kenny McIntosh, Kingston said that he can tell Punk is in a better place now than when he left WWE. Furthermore, he believes Punk is the calibre of talent who can bring more eyes to AEW. Here are his full remarks:
"I found out because you hear whispers. Certain people who have certain stroke and control were also into the whispers and it's like, 'Oh, it's happening.' Without them telling me it was happening, it was, 'Oh, it's happening.' I got super excited. I first met Punk when I was 21 when he came to CHIKARA for a special seminar. He's one of the rare guys that has a name that the name brings people in. Nowadays, it's AEW, that name or WWE, that name or NWA, that name. When you put CM Punk, you're coming for CM Punk. He's become an old-school name. I love that he's here. When I look in his eyes, I see old Punk. I see someone who is hungrier and happier. Mentally, in his eyes, I can see he's in a better place than he was when I saw him while he was with WWE in the end. I ran into him and he didn't seem like himself. Now, he seems better than himself. That's good for the locker room because a lot of people can learn from him. That's good for AEW because a lot of people are going to come and tune in now and they're going to see everybody and not just him. People coming to see Punk is good for the company. Also, it's fun. Why do something when it's not fun? This is fun. I'm living a dream and having him here to help with that dream, selfishly, is amazing."
Eddie Kingston will also be in action at All Out when he faces Miro for the TNT Championship. Fightful will have live coverage of All Out on Sunday, September 5, 2021, beginning at 7 p.m. EST.
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