CM Punk on ESPN’s SportsNation

AEW star CM Punk joined ESPN’s SportsNation to promote AEW Dynamite: Holiday Bash from Greensboro, North Carolina.

CM Punk on ESPN’s SportsNation

Since joining AEW in August, Punk has worked a ton with the younger talent on AEW’s roster.

CM Punk on ESPN’s SportsNation

He revealed it’s by design and something he wanted to do to knock off ring rust and help younger talent get more exposure.

CM Punk on ESPN’s SportsNation

“Very selfishly, it’s what I wanted to do,” CM Punk said.

CM Punk on ESPN’s SportsNation

“You take seven years off from something you’re pretty decent at, and kind of have pride in yourself on having your finger on the pulse of everything.

CM Punk on ESPN’s SportsNation

I think there’s an undercurrent and there’s a lot of young professional wrestlers out there that are probably better than a lot of people give them credit for.

CM Punk on ESPN’s SportsNation

And they don’t have the spotlight. They don’t have anybody that’s saying ‘hey, look at this guy.’ Or they do, but just not on a national level.

CM Punk on ESPN’s SportsNation

“I think I can use my name, whatever value that has, and kind of highlight some of the guys while knocking off some ring rust and moving myself up the ladder. For storyline purposes,

CM Punk on ESPN’s SportsNation

it makes sense to me and I always remember guys helping me and they were few and far between. And I think more people should help more people, and I’m just trying to do my best to do that.”