Ricky Starks Explains How Helpful CM Punk Is Backstage At AEW

CM Punk made his return to wrestling on August 20 and he's already lifted AEW in more ways than one.

Not only has Punk boosted viewership and merchandise sales, he's boosted morale backstage in the company.

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Speaking on Throwing Down with Renee Paquette and Miesha Tate, Ricky Starks explained how CM Punk has been helpful backstage.

"It's been great," Starks said of having Punk backstage. "I know that he's a hard worker and backstage, he's very mindful of everyone and their matches and making sure he talks to them and critiques them. He's very approachable too. Having Punk back there is a big morale boost. A big morale boost."

Starks named Punk has his dream opponent and he could get his wish soon as Punk entered into a feud with Team Taz last Wednesday on Dynamite.

Speaking about Punk mentioned him on Dynamite, Starks said, "He called me out. I appreciate the spotlight there, but I'm tied up with Brian Cage right now. I have to get through that before I move on top Punk and see what he's about. If it keeps drawing attention, Punk, keep my name in your mouth. Keep it going. I welcome it."

Starks is currently clashing with Brian Cage on television and on social media, though no rematch between the two has been announced.

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