CM Punk has been making headlines recently due to his situation with AEW, but obviously that’s nothing new as the wrestling world is always talking about CM Punk. The former AEW World Champion last appeared on AEW programming when he faced off against Jon Moxley in the main event at All Out in September of 2022, and Punk unfortunately suffered an injury during the match.
There was a lot of talk about CM Punk last week after AEW’s new show Collision was announced as it was heavily rumored that Punk would be part of the announcement. However, it was reported after the announcement that CM Punk is once at odds with AEW over the status of Ace Steel.
During a recent interview with Forbes, Steve Austin was asked to share his thoughts on the CM Punk situation. Austin noted that he doesn’t know much about what’s happening with Punk and AEW, but the Hall of Famer revealed that he recently texted CM Punk.
“Man, I just sent Punk a message last night. I didn’t know he had torn his triceps. I haven’t been following anything. I don’t know what’s going on with that. Me and Phil trade messages every here and there. We rarely talk, probably once or twice a year. I love the guy, and I don’t even know if I mentored him because Punk’s probably a lot smarter than I am.
Great promo guy, great worker, he’s got his own thing going and we’re just friends. So I think I remember there’s a picture of myself and him from Chicago, my favorite town to work in, my favorite building. And I guess he had come down to where we were all hanging out. Maybe he looked up to me back in the day, but I don’t know if I so much mentored him because I think he paid his own dues. He learned it the way he did and he got over on his own merits. The fact that maybe I could have been somewhat of an influence would be flattering if that were the case. But he’s made his own career.
But I don’t even know what’s going on with the current situation or what they’re doing because right now I rarely watch any of the product. I watch all the pay-per-views and major pay-per-views, but he’s certainly carved out a hellacious career in his own right by his own right.”