Freddie Prinze Jr. is chiming in on the discourse surrounding CM Punk.
It's no secret that famous actor Freddie Prinze Jr. is and has been involved in the wrestling business for over a decade. Although Prinze is in the midst of creating his own promotion, he has also worked for WWE in the past as both a creative team member and a producer.
On the latest episode of his wrestling themed podcast, Prinze talked about CM Punk's promo that occurred on the August 17 edition of Dynamite. While discussing the the promo, Prinze revealed some things that he has been told about the backstage environment in AEW.
"There’s two ways to look at it. [Either] it’s work-shoot and he’s trying to turn heel or there’s real stuff going on and it was receipt time. I happen to know that it’s more of the latter, and I think he’s just trying to take advantage of it and saying ‘Okay, I’ll roll with it’. But not everyone backstage loves CM Punk and it’s not just because of Colt Cabana. It’s because of the way they feel he’s behaved since he’s got there behind the curtain. It was actually something that Hangman Page said in his promo when they were having their run to the title [match]. I remember [Page] said ‘I’m not just defending this title, I’m defending for all of those people back there’. A lot of people don’t feel like Punk shows anyone respect really, at least not the type of respect.. well let’s change the word cause respect is earned. The type of dignity that one would expect at work. When you don’t treat people as necessary parts of the pie, and I’ve seen this in a lot of movies, people look at you a certain way. That’s what I’ve been told as the kind of stuff that is going on. Hangman Page said a lot of real stuff."
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On a previous episode of his podcast, Prinze discussed Karrion Kross and his return to WWE. To learn more, click here.
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