That sounds bad. There have been a lot of important moments in the wrestling world this year but there may have been nothing bigger than CM Punk debuting for AEW last month. It was a heck of a moment and his debut promo made things even better. Without naming names, Punk spoke about his time in WWE and how poorly it went. Now we are learning a bit more about just how bad things were.

Punk discussed his time in WWE in more detail during an interview on Busted Open Radio. During the interview, Punk talked about how WWE rarely gave him time to heal up from injuries and how he would continue to push forward, often asking himself what Harley Race would do. He said that had he not left the company, he would have died as he would have kept going no matter what. When Punk left, he was in mental, physical, spiritual and emotional pain and needed to get away. Punk’s final appearance at a WWE event came at the 2014 Royal Rumble.

It seems to have done him well. Check out Punk’s time in AEW and one of his last matches in WWE:

CM Punk Speaks for the First Time Ever in AEW | AEW Rampage: The First Dance, 8/20/21

What happened When CM Punk & Darby Allin came Face to Face? | AEW Dynamite 100, 9/1/21

CM Punk vs. Roman Reigns: Raw, Jan. 6, 2014

Opinion: I don’t think it’s any secret that Punk was unhappy in WWE and that it was better for the two sides to go their separate ways. There are only so many ways to have the two of them together before it all falls apart. Punk took a very long time off from wrestling and ultimately, that seems to have been a good idea. He seems to be much more at peace and downright happy now, so hopefully things can keep looking up.

What do you think of Punk’s time in AEW so far? Who do you want to see him face next? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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