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CM Punk Says AEW Security Have Talked To Him About His Stage Dives

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CM Punk has discussed his conversations with AEW security about his stage dives into the crowds he has been doing since joining the company.

On the 20th of August, 2021 the professional wrestling business was changed when CM Punk made his return to pro wrestling as part of AEW in front of a raucous, sold out United Center in Punk’s hometown of Chicago, Illinois.

Since then CM Punk has received incredible ovations wherever he has made an entrance as fans sing along to Cult Of Personality as they welcome Punk back after seven years in the wrestling wilderness.

One thing the former WWE Champion has taken to doing to show his love to the AEW faithful is stage diving into the crowds at Dynamite and Rampage. As he told Tony Schiavone and Aubrey Edwards on AEW Unrestricted this has led to conversations between Punk and the AEW security team:

“(Security has) talked to me about it. They lean towards trying to tell me not to do it, but they’re also like, ‘is this going to be a thing? Can we maybe not…’ I’m like, ‘Guys, I don’t know, I just go out there.’ The time I did it in New Jersey, there was a dude who was like, ‘I’m gonna catch you.’ I was like, ‘Okay, good to know,’ so I did it. It’s all spur of the moment. It really is.”

AEW Grand Slam as well as Dynamite in Rochester saw the brakes put on the stage diving antics of CM Punk as New York State Athletic Commission rules forbid such dives from happening.

h/t Fightful for the transcription