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CM Punk Explains Why He’s Appearing At A Meet & Greet During “ALL IN” Weekend

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• Reason Behind WWE Not Featuring Enough Managers Over The Recent Years

During a recent interview with Fightful, former WWE writer Jimmy Jacobs talked about WWE not featuring enough managers over the recent years.

Below is what Jacobs had to say about the reason behind WWE not featuring enough managers:

“Managing got out of the spotlight somewhere in the ’90’s, the Attitude Era, when the era of the valet took over, in WWE in particular. From that respect, it’s a lost art. Nowadays though, look at a guy like Paul Heyman, who’s very, very, very good at what he does, who is as important to the Brock Lesnar package as Brock Lesnar is I dare say. I just think it’s coming back. I think that for so long, it was a WWE policy.

WWE really sets the tone for everything else in this business – this kind of trickle-down effect. It was literally a policy, ‘Hey, we don’t hire male managers.’ It’s really just something that’s just got going again, I think in the last handful of years.”

• CM Punk Explains Why He’s Appearing At A Meet & Greet During “ALL IN” Weekend

During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, former WWE wrestler CM Punk was asked why he’s appearing at a Meet & Greet session just one day before the “ALL IN” show in Chicago.

Below is what Punk said:

“I’ve always had an extremely passionate fan base. I jumped to the WWE and the perceived notion was I became more successful. I got to touch more people’s lives and influence more people and perform in front of more people, and that was a great thing. I’ve done things, sometimes foolishly misguided, because I wanted to give back to the fans.

The entire reason I did a podcast explaining my departure from WWE is because I wanted them to know the story. I had a company going on television trashing me every chance they got and I was being quiet because I was being professional. Here we are now, finally out of the woods.

I do recognize the opportunity that there will be a lot of wrestling fans from all over the world coming to Chicago to see a wrestling show, and I can do something to meet some of them, if they want to, that we’d never have the chance to do otherwise. I think that’s going to be a fun weekend.”

        
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