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MASSIVE AEW star talks CM Punk firing

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In a recent turn of events, the wrestling world was taken aback when AEW and Tony Khan announced the termination of Phil Brooks, popularly known as CM Punk.

This decision followed an investigation into a backstage incident during AEW All In at the iconic Wembley Stadium.

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Bryan Danielson Steps In

Bryan Danielson, another massive name in the wrestling industry, made headlines when he returned to Collision, replacing CM Punk in a Strap Match against Ricky Starks at All Out in Chicago.

This unexpected change was met with anticipation and excitement from fans and fellow wrestlers alike.

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Danielson’s Take on CM Punk and his AEW Departure

In an exclusive interview with Sports Illustrated, Bryan Danielson opened up about CM Punk’s sudden departure from AEW.

He emphasised the impact of losing a significant figure in any job setting. Danielson stated, “In any job, when you lose someone crucial, or you lose someone you genuinely enjoy working with, it’s challenging. But everyone continues doing the job.”

He further elaborated on the potential positive outcomes from such situations, suggesting that controversies or struggles within an organisation can either bring people closer or divide them.

Drawing from personal experiences, Danielson shared how he emerged stronger after battling depression and losing his father. He believes that one’s approach to challenges and the lessons drawn from them makes all the difference.

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A Breakout Performance

The Strap Match at All Out, where Danielson stood in for Punk against Ricky Starks, was nothing short of spectacular. Many viewed it as a defining moment for Starks. Danielson praised Starks, mentioning his potential and the need for more opportunities to transition from the upper mid-card to the main event.

He acknowledged Starks’ evident frustration in his promos, a sentiment Danielson resonates with from his own experiences. He commended Starks for his authenticity and the raw emotions he brings to the screen.

Danielson also expressed his admiration for the physicality of the strap match. He said, “Look at what Ricky did in that strap match. I loved the physicality. That’s one of the things that draws me to pro wrestling, the idea that it’s physical.”

He appreciated the genuine reactions and interactions during the match, which added to its authenticity.

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