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CM Punk Was Behind Controversial AEW Change

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Below are a couple of top AEW & WWE news stories of the day, involving CM Punk.

• When AEW was launched in 2019, a ranking system was implemented to determine top contenders for championships, aligning with a sports-based presentation.

However, these rankings became controversial due to unequal win values and storyline deviations from title contention.

In September 2022, AEW phased out the ranking system, disconnecting it from championship considerations.

Bryan Alvarez has now revealed that CM Punk was reportedly the one who persuaded Tony Khan to eliminate the ranking system.

As of now, the ranking system is set to return to All Elite Wrestling, and their impact on the championship landscape remains uncertain.

• It looks like CM Punk wants to join SmackDown faction Damage CTRL. Bayley posted a photo with her Damage CTRL stable on Instagram.

Punk commented the following under it:

“I sent in my application to join but haven’t heard anything yet.”

Bayley replied:

“I’ll get with my people and see what we can do for you.”

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