CM Punk has given his opinion of AEW’s use of win and loss records to rank wrestlers and determine who is in contention for their championships.
Punk made his debut for AEW at Rampage: The First Dance after seven years away from a wrestling ring. His signing with the company has inevitably led to fans speculating on he will face and dream matches that we could finally see happen.
In an appearance on Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette, Punk was asked who he would like to work with in the company. Punk said, while it was a lame answer, he really would like to work with everybody, but he knows that he can’t come in and go straight to the top.
“It’s a lame answer, but it’s everybody. Yeah, it really is, you know, but I think the way AEW is structured is, you know, like, CM Punk couldn’t come in and immediately start wrestling, Kenny Omega, right. They have wins and loss records.”
He went on to talk about whether he thought the win and loss records were a good idea. The “Best in the World” said he was on the fence about it as it’s something that’s hard to maintain.
“I mean, I’m on the fence about it, like I get it, but it’s hard to maintain. Yeah, it’s hard to maintain simply because they have the YouTube shows, which I think the majority of the People’s records, you know, their matches and stuff. And it kind of reminds me of like Goldberg and WCW Nitro. He’d be like, 10 and 0, and then like the next Nitro he’d be like, 25 and 0, and I’d be like, ‘Wait a second. This guy wrestled twice a day for a week like what is going on?'”
CM Punk will enter the AEW rankings at All Out on September 5th when he competes in his first bout since the 2014 WWE Royal Rumble. Punk challenged Darby Allin to a match at the event in response to Allin appearing to call him out prior to his debut.