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Jim Cornette On Who Is The Most Popular & Most Unpopular Guy In AEW

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During a recent episode of his weekly ‘The Jim Cornette Experience’ podcast, legendary wrestling manager Jim Cornette spoke about former WWE star CM Punk, who is currently the most controversial figure in Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling.

Here’s what Cornette had to say:

“When they hear like Mussolini, they went out of their f**king minds in both directions.

And again now, they’ve ended up where their biggest star is now again, the most popular and most unpopular guy in the company.

Because now he gets a more heel reaction than MJF does because while everybody enjoys booing MJF, because he is a fabulous heel.

The little Buckaroo fans really are booing Punk because they hate him because he beat up their heroes.

And the people that love Punk are trying to conversely, out yell and out cheer and out chant or whatever.

And Toronto is where the crowds are louder, but you couldn’t hear the music practically.

But also they’re in Toronto and one of the group that Punk turned away with f**king, you know, their hat in her hand and her d*ck in her hand was Twinkle Toes who’s from Canada and they loved him here.

And there’s a lot of soft little Buckaroos in Toronto, apparently.”

AEW owner Tony Khan was also asked about the mixed reaction to Punk during an interview with Busted Open Radio.

Here’s what Tony said:

“I wasn’t surprised about that at all given that we were in Canada and given some of the things that had happened in the lead up to the show and in particular since the last time he wrestled, so I think as we go on the road, we are going to get a lot of great responses, but just like a sports team, it depends on where you’re at.

Some sports teams are really popular in home cities, and then when they go on the road, it depends, and definitely I thought this was a road game for him. He did great.”

CM Punk wrestled for World Wrestling Entertainment from 2006 until he refused to show up to work anymore in early 2014, which got him fired a few months later.

Phil Brooks then tried his luck in mixed martial arts (MMA), but after 2 UFC undercard-fighters defeated him pretty easily, Dana White didn’t give him another chance to fight in his promotion.

Punk then joined Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling in 2021 and managed to win the AEW World Title twice (and got injured during both reigns), but got suspended over a backstage brawl that took place after the All Out 2022 PPV.

He eventually returned to television on June 17th 2023, on the debut episode of AEW Collision.

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