CM Punk on If He Wishes He Went to AEW Sooner

Posted By James Walsh on 10/27/21

In an interview with DAZN, CM Punk spoke about his arrival in AEW and said he wasnít sure if he would have gone there sooner had they arrived in wrestling earlier than they did. Here are highlights:

On going to AEW: ďItís a great question. One Iíve actually thought about, but I donít think so. It happened at the right time and timing is everything. Thereís a lot of stuff that I had to heal on my own. Iím happy AEW are around now because I really donít know if Iíd have gone there sooner. Iím not so worried about the past. Iím not so worried about the future. Iím worried about the present. Thatís where Iím at now. Iím worried about the fans in the building. If theyíre having a good time. If theyíre going to tell their friends that they had a great time and theyíre gonna come back next time. I want to I want to make sure theyíre leaving with a giant smile on their face.Ē

On facing Bobby Fish tonight: ďI wasnít paying attention to NXT or wrestling whilst I was gone. I knew who he was and the group he was in but I canít say Iíve watched him too extensively. Looking at him now, heís definitely an impressive person. I was there and to see him mix it up with Danielson a couple of weeks ago and it got the gears grinding here. Heís somebody I canít wait to share the ring with.Ē

On not being in the AEW World Title Eliminator tournament: ďI would have loved to have been a part of it. Looking at the field and seeing the names that that that were in it, I definitely think I could have fit in there. Itíll come. You know, itís not my time but itíll come at a later date. Looking at the bigger picture of things, the map that I have laid out in front of me, I know all the destinations. You know, thereís so many people I wanna get in the ring with but knowing how much time I have, I know Iím going to get to all of them people.Ē