• CM Punk On Who Is The Best Wrestler In The World Right Now
During a recent interview on Rasslin’ with Brandon Walker, current AEW wrestler CM Punk was asked who he thinks is the best wrestler in the world right now.
Here’s what Punk said:
“You know, for the first time in I think a long time, the waters as muddy as it has been. I remember in 2002 – 2003, I was like, Eddie Guerrero is the best wrestler in the world, easily. I remember in 2004, Samoa Joe is the best wrestler in the world. It’s kind of the whole animus for the best in the world thing.
There’s a couple years it was Bryan Danielson, and I think if you have your finger on the pulse of wrestling, there always feels like there was a guy that was ‘oh this guy’s the best, and that’s kind of how the evolution of ‘chip on his shoulder’ CM Punk happened is because I was in a company that would never position me as anything, really. I had to fight for everything, and to me, it was obvious. Come on guys, this is pretty obvious.
That attitude helped develop that character, and now, I think it’s so subjective too. You could say it’s Bryan Danielson. You could say it’s Kenny Omega. There’s an argument for Roman Reigns. I think now, in 2021, like I said, I think this has been the murkiest it’s been in a very long time. There’s guys in New Japan too. Where else can you see AEW talent wrestle New Japan talent or New Japan talent wrestle guys on the indies?
There’s that whole ‘forbidden door’ aspect of AEW that should be very appealing if anybody out there wants to find out who in fact is the best wrestler in the world.
If New York City is the center of the wrestling world and you’re so up your a$$ about ratings, and buy rates, and ticket sales and all that other stuff, well, AEW is the best wrestler in the world because we just packed 20,000 people in Arthur Ashe Stadium.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WRESTLING HISTORY (September 23, 1995) – The Ultimate Warrior In Germany
On this day in 1995, Otto Wanz’s European pro wrestling promotion CWA Catch Wrestling Association held an event called ‘The Return of the Warrior’ as part of their ‘Catch World Cup 1995’ series.
The Ultimate Warrior (yes, the real one!) was flown in to Hannover, Germany to wrestle former ECW Wrestler Ulf Hermann in the main event of the show.
Also on the card were Ice Train (WCW), Lance Storm (ECW, WCW, WWF), John Hawk (WWF/E’s JBL) and Big Titan (WWF’s Fake Razor Ramon).