Former WCW star Konnan has given his take on CM Punk in AEW so far and says the former WWE Champion wrestling younger talent is not what fans want.
CM Punk stunned the wrestling world and broke the internet when he returned to wrestling following a seven-year hiatus at AEW Rampage: The First Dance in his hometown of Chicago. Since his return he has faced former TNT Champion Darby Allin at All Out and in his first free-to-air TV match since he beat Billy Gunn in 2014, Punk defeated Team Taz’s Powerhouse Hobbs.
According to Lucha legend Konnan, speaking on his Keepin’ It 100 podcast, Punk should be facing more high profile opponents:
“It’s his idea to wrestle these young cats. Most of the fans don’t wanna see that right now. So, of course, I don’t know what his ratings actually are, but if they are not that good, of course, they’re not that good because he ain’t doing anything dope. He ain’t going out there cutting fire promos.”
“The feel good period is over dude, let’s get to the business, but he wants to wrestle Hobbs and all these young guys and give him a chance because he wasn’t given a chance. We weren’t given a chance. Bro, you can do that later. But maybe Tony’s the one that’s like, hey, I want you to wrestle this guy, and Punk’s like no, I want to wrestle the young guys.”
At All Out when Punk returned to the ring, Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole both made their debuts for the company at the end of the show. Cole rejoined The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega in The Elite while Danielson set his sights on AEW World Champion Omega. In one of the highest-profile matches in recent years Omega faced Danielson one-on-one at AEW Grand Slam with the match ending in a thirty-minute draw.