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“No one’s gonna be in fear for their life” – HOFer On CM Punk Returning To WWE

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On a recent episode of his 83 Weeks podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff discussed CM Punk returning to WWE after getting fired from AEW due to the backstage fights.

Here’s what Bischoff said regarding the possibility of Punk causing backstage issues in WWE:

“I don’t think CM Punk is going to even try to exert the kind of, I’m gonna call it bullying. He ain’t throwing his weight around backstage at WWE anywhere.

The company is so much bigger than him. There’s no room for that there and nobody will tolerate it, and I think because of history, people will be watching very carefully how Phil Brooks as an individual handles himself professionally behind, because there’s no question the CM Punk character is viable and is valuable.

The question is, is Phil Brooks the professional that he needs to be to make it work? I suspect he probably is; I suspect that, I hope, that Phil Brooks is going, ‘Wow, this is a hell of an opportunity; I can write the end of my own story. I can retire from this business on a positive note and oh, by the way, I can pocket millions of millions of dollars along the way, but I gotta be a team player’.

That’s what I hope and that’s what I think is probably going on because he’s a smart guy. He has to be a smart guy to get where he is right now. But I do think that there’s probably eyes on Phil Brooks in the way he conducts himself, but I don’t know where the guardrails are, but I don’t think it’s going to be an issue. I really don’t.

I said this before he even went there when there is speculation on do you think he’ll go; I said if he has the opportunity, he’d be crazy not to, but he’s not gonna get away with, there is no CM Punk running amok backstage.

No one’s gonna get choked out. No one’s gonna be in fear for their life. You’re not going to have the craziness and the mishegoss going on backstage, and drama that went on in AEW, because it’s an entirely different environment.”

The “no one’s gonna get choked out” line is in reference to Punk choking “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry in a backstage fight at All In.

The “no one’s gonna be in fear for their life” line is in reference to AEW President Tony Khan saying he feared for his life at a wrestling show due to Punk’s antics.

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