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Jade Cargill Talks Getting Close To “Great Guy” CM Punk

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Jade Cargill has explained her relationship with former AEW World Champion CM Punk and says Punk has been “nothing but nice to the women’s locker room.”

The future of CM Punk in AEW remains uncertain at best after the infamous backstage brawl that took place following All Out in September 2022. While Punk may have had some harsh words for some in AEW, there are those in the company who enjoyed a more positive relationship with the former WWE Champion.

Speaking to Bootleg Kevin, TBS Champion Jade Cargill discussed her own dealings with CM Punk and explained the advice that he had imparted to her:

“Just stand on what you believe. Don’t be a pushover. I admired that because, coming into the business and being new, a lot of people, it’s like you almost have to shape yourself a little bit. I know who I am. I’ve lived several lives, I’ve lived real life, just because I didn’t want to do this all my life or because I didn’t put in the time, I refuse to let anybody look at me as less than, and I refuse to let anybody treat me any different.”

“Outside of these lines, I’m a human being and you’re not going to treat me like anything else. I’m not saying that anyone treated me any type of way. [You hear about people treating others different], especially on the indies.”

“I’m not familiar with the indies at all, but I’m not going to be walked over. I’m Jade Cargill, and outside of these lines, I’m Jade Cargill. I’m not going to be treated as anything less. The fact that he told me to stand on what I believe and don’t be a pushover, that stuck with me. He’s a great guy.”

Jade Cargill went on to add that she was shocked when she heard about what happened after All Out and reiterates that she learned so much from Punk after getting close to him during some shared time at a Comic Con:

“I wasn’t there. I had already left the stadium. Right after my match, I left. I heard about it just like the rest of the world, at the same time. It was pretty shocking.”

“From my opinion, Punk is a great guy. He’s been nothing but nice to the women’s locker room. He talks to me, tells me his experiences. At Comic Con, we got really close because he was my tag mate in the interviews and I learned so much from him and so much knowledge in the industry.”

“He’s been in two different companies and he can do whatever the hell he wants to do. He doesn’t need it, he does it because he loves it. That speaks to me. I don’t need it. I do it because I love it.”

h/t Fightful