NXT Star Pays Homage To CM Punk And AJ Lee In Latest Promo

CM Punk

CM Punk is always a hot topic of conversation in the wrestling world.

Ever since his epic return to AEW after a seven-year absence, and controversial departure following the post-All Out press conference, his name is constantly mentioned in regard to his possible comeback.

It is safe to say that, he has had a tremendous impact on the business. Throughout his wrestling career, Punk has been a major inspiration for multiple young and up-and-coming wrestlers. During his early years, his look, attitude and promos made him a stand-out performer that influenced those watching him.

Stars such as Seth Rollins, Rhea Ripley and Adam Cole, to name but a few, have all credited the Straight-Edge Superstar with inspiration or influence on their careers.

Another performer who seems galvanized by Punk and his wife, the highly-influential former Divas Champion, AJ Lee, is one of NXT’s fastest-rising stars, Cora Jade.

Cora Jade Used Famous CM Punk And AJ Lee Quotes In A Promo

On the April 4th edition of NXT Jade made her return in a big way when she attacked new Women’s Champion Indi Hartwell. Then on the recent April 11th episode, she cut a very interesting promo.

Despite calling out several members of the women’s roster it was two lines she delivered that got fans buzzing when they heard them. Firstly, Jade opened the promo with the words, “Do I have everybody’s attention now?”, which was in tribute to Punk. Secondly, she dropped the quote “I’m the hero of this story”, which is what AJ Lee said before Paige made her Raw debut.

Several viewers on social media picked up on the homage and posted them online along with images of Jade meeting her heroes before she embarked on her wrestling journey.

Jade signed with WWE in 2021, following appearances on IMPACT! Wrestling in 2019 and AEW in 2020 as Elayna Black. Since joining WWE’s third brand she won the Women’s Tag Team Championships with Roxanne Perez.

After turning her heel on her partner, she now has her sights on the top prize on the brand, the women’s title.