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Fans waited 7 long years for CM Punk to return to the world of wrestling, and he finally joined AEW back in August. The former WWE Champion has since gone on to wrestle in a handful of matches, but some people have criticized his run with the company so far.

Punk has been facing a variety of opponents since returning to the ring, including a few of AEW’s up and coming stars, but some people have criticized the way he’s been booked. CM Punk discussed the criticism during a recent interview with Bleacher Report, and he noted that he’s having fun and going at the pace that he wants to go.

“I think it’s important. I think AEW as a whole has a bit of an uphill battle to kind of tell the stories we want to tell. I think the majority of people currently watching wrestling have been fed the same thing for 20-25 years so that when they see something different, they automatically don’t understand it, don’t like it, or try to dissect it. There are a million different styles of pro wrestling, there are a million different booking philosophies, and I’m just kind of doing what I want to do. You can’t really look at the whole picture until you know we’re done telling the story.

“I can’t tell you when we’re going to be done telling the story. Stuff does change, we come up with stuff on the fly, some stuff is planned. There are a lot of moving parts, but I just think it’s a different way to do stuff and that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s bad or wrong.

“And honestly, this is all meant for me to kind of have fun with, so as long as I’m having fun and I’m doing what I want to do, I don’t listen to the criticism, I can understand the criticism because we’re not doing what people are used to what they’ve seen for 20 years, but we’re moving in the right direction and at the pace we want to go.”

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