AEW Star Credits CM Punk For Representing Punk Music In Pro Wrestling
A current AEW star has praised CM Punk for doing a great job of representing punk music in the world of professional wrestling.
Brody King is a member of AEW’s House of Black group with Malakai Black, Buddy Murphy and Julia Hart. The trio of Omega, Black & King won the AEW Trios Tag Team Titles at the Revolution pay-per-view in March.
Something that a lot of fans know about Brody King is that he’s a big fan of punk music. He also has a body full of tattoos just like Malakai Black and many other pro wrestlers like CM Punk. To them, tattoos are art and represent things that they believe in.
During an interview on My Mom’s Basement with Robbie Fox, Brody King mentioned how former WWE & AEW World Champion CM Punk really shined a spotlight on punk music in pro wrestling while a group like The Headbangers in WWE was merely just a gimmick.
“It is unique that, when we were growing up, there was The Headbangers, Mosh and Thrasher, and it was like, that’s not them. That’s a f**king gimmick, someone dressed them up. It was all just a gimmick. I think anything like that, aside from Jerry Lynn, Jerry Lynn is the best, and he is a true metalhead and lives by what he says. But now there is actual representation for kids like myself that were growing up, wanting to see these people be the real thing in real life.”
“CM Punk was really the one that kind of blew the door open for that. He was six-foot-one, six-foot-two, normal body guy, tattoos. He looks like someone that would be going to a punk or hardcore show. He’s not Batista-big or whatever, but he had that attitude, and he had that fire behind him that you could tell that he was real.”
As he continued, Brody King spoke about others in pro wrestling (not including CM Punk) representing the punk image in the business.
“Now you have me, you have Darby Allin, you have The Butcher, Andy Williams, who is from Every Time I Die, or as just says, from music now. You got Ruby Soho. You got all these people that are actually representing punk and hardcore music in a proper way, know what they’re talking about. You put them on a podcast, they can talk about music forever. I’ve hung out with Darby. Just the other day, he’s just like, ‘Hey, you want to meet Raymond Pettibon?’ I was just kind, ‘What the f**k, dude?’ The guy did all the Black Flag artwork. I’m like, ‘Hey, man, nice to meet you, big fan.’ He was kind of a weirdo, but he was great.”
“But it’s cool that kids can listen to a podcast like this and be like, ‘Oh, I want to know more about Brody,’ and it’s like, ‘Oh, what’s God’s Hate, or what’s Dead Body, or what’s King Nine?’ I’ve had a lot of kids come up to me and be like, ‘Hey, I got into hardcore music because of you, and now I like this band and this band. Do you have any other hands you’d like to recommend?’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, listen to all this.'”
If Brody King wants to talk about punk music with CM Punk again, there is good news because AEW plans to bring back Punk pretty soon.