Britt Baker has had her say on CM Punk’s time in AEW and says no matter what happened, Punk will always be part of the company’s story.
Punk joined AEW to great fanfare in August 2021, debuting on the second episode of Collision before competing in his first match in seven years at that year’s All Out pay-per-view against Darby Allin.
One year later the first cracks appeared in a major way as CM Punk was involved in a backstage fight with The Elite leading to all of them being stripped of their respective titles and suspended. By the time All Out 2023 came around, CM Punk had been fired by Tony Khan for another backstage altercation – this time with Jack Perry at Wembley Stadium’s All In.
Britt Baker Learned From CM Punk In AEW
Speaking on Maggie & Perloff, Britt Baker discussed Punk’s time in AEW and admitted that when all was said and done it just wasn’t a fit between himself and the company:
CM Punk coming back to wrestling was one of the most historical things in All Elite Wrestling history and always will be. You can’t take that out of the wrestling books. I’m really thankful we got to work with CM Punk. I learned some stuff from him, he was always really helpful and willing to work with younger talent.
It didn’t work out, it wasn’t a fit, but it’s always going to be part of the AEW story. It’s just that chapter is closed now. Everyone wishes him well, we hope and think he wishes AEW well too. It just didn’t work out. At the end of the day, how cool was it that CM Punk was in wrestling again for AEW and got to wrestle in Chicago again?
Baker was then asked if she thought CM Punk would wrestle again and said that if the time and place were right she could see it happening:
I don’t know where he’s at mentally. I think wrestlers always have that itch. Once it’s in your blood, it’s in there, and no matter how much you want to stay away, it’s hard to stay away. He came back after seven years. I think if the time, place, and company is right, I think he would.
CM Punk recently responded to one WWE star who referenced his famous pipe bomb promo from 2011.