CM Punk Discusses Preference Of Being Face Or Heel

CM Punk

AEW World Champion CM Punk has discussed whether he prefers being a good guy or a bad guy and which he finds easier to do.

CM Punk caused an earthquake in professional wrestling when he made his much-anticipated return to the sport on the second edition of Rampage in August 2021. Since then, the straight-edge star has been in great rivalries with the likes of Eddie Kingston and MJF that have built on his legacy.

During an interview with Screen Rant, CM Punk explained how he doesn’t necessarily enjoy being the good guy, but the connection he has with fans is too special to waste.

“I think I have a currency with the audience just having been around for so long, coming from the Indies, going to the old WWF, and you know being around the block. Leaving, coming back after seven years, there’s a connection that I have.”

“I don’t necessarily enjoy being a good guy. I feel like it’s hard work. It’s a lot easier to get people to dislike you. But I feel you’d be it would be wasteful to, as I said, just discard this currency that I have with the audience because it is, I feel, a special connection.”

“You know, they’re chanting my name for seven years. I came back. They’re still stoked about it. So I feel like every time I’m in the ring is special to me and I don’t want to squander that, and I feel like it’s just a giant party with a bunch of your friends, you know? I just want to have a good time with them.”

CM Punk is on the injured list, having had to take time off for surgery shortly after capturing the AEW World Championship at Double or Nothing. In his absence, Jon Moxley represents AEW as the company’s Interim World Champion.