WWE Hall of Famer analyzes issues CM Punk could face after lengthy hiatus from pro wrestling. The former WWE Star has reportedly signed with AEW.
CM Punk left WWE after the 2014 Royal Rumble and hasn’t made his return to a pro wrestling promotion since. The voice of the voiceless however. is reportedly returning to wrestling and could be on his way to AEW. Should he wrestle again, it will be his first in seven years.
WWE Hall of Famer Booker T reacted to the reports on his The Hall of Fame Podcast. He discussed the possible issues he could face on his return. Using himself as an example, Booker T explained what he went through when he returned to the ring after a lengthy layoff.
WWE Hall of Famer Booker T analyzes issues CM Punk could face after lengthy hiatus from pro wrestling
“Out of sight, out of mind. CM Punk has been out of the game for a minute. I’m not hating or anything like that, but my thing is this.
“Even as great a physique as I have right now at 56, when I got into my 40s, mid-40s, even though I looked good, I had a phobia about taking my shirt off in the locker room with the young guys.
“I had a subconscious thing that I was working with there and thinking maybe my time has passed me by, maybe it’s time for me to start doing something else as well as man am I losing a step. I started questioning myself when I got to a certain age.
“When you start questioning yourself, it’s time to move to something else
“That’s where I come from with the CM Punk thing, can he go out there and still do it? Yes, but has the game changed tremendously in the last 7 years? Yes, I think so.”
Booker T went on to add that it didn’t matter where CM Punk went to as long as long as it is a place that wants him.
“Is AEW a softer landing spot, maybe something new and a fresh start? Perhaps yeah. I think the place that wants him the most is the place where CM Punk needs to be. I don’t care if it’s New Japan, AEW or WWE. I don’t care what it is, Reality of Wrestling.”
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