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CM Punk: AEW star says people are “fools” not to work with him

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An AEW Champion recently discussed CM Punk returning to the company for AEW Collision and how people should want to work with him.

Professional wrestling is as much about the spectacle in the ring as it is about the relationships and camaraderie behind the scenes. One such relationship is that between Jamie Hayter, a rising star in the wrestling world, and veteran wrestler CM Punk.

Recently, Hayter shared her thoughts on Punk, praising his guidance and insight in the wrestling world’‹.

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Punk’s Return to AEW

CM Punk is set to make his official return to All Elite Wrestling (AEW) on June 17th, on the premiere episode of AEW Collision.

Punk, who hasn’t been live on AEW television since AEW All Out 2022, will compete in the main event, teaming with FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) against Samoa Joe and Bullet Club Gold (Jay White & Juice Robinson). Punk’s return is highly anticipated, especially considering the controversial circumstances surrounding his hiatus from AEW’‹.

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Hayter’s Praise for CM Punk

In a recent interview, Hayter voiced her admiration for Punk. Describing him as “always very, very pleasant” and “very helpful,” she reflected on the numerous insightful conversations they’ve had about wrestling. Punk’s extensive experience in the business makes him a wealth of knowledge for aspiring wrestlers, a fact that Hayter keenly recognizes.

She said, “You’d kind of be a fool not to want to pick his brain and not want to work with the guy. He knows what he’s doing!”’‹

Punk’s Impact on the Wrestling World

Hayter continued to elaborate on Punk’s influence, describing him as “one of the most gripping performers in professional wrestling.” S

he highlighted Punk’s enduring popularity despite past controversies, referring to his “Summer of Punk” period when he was arguably the most popular wrestler. Even today, Hayter believes, Punk remains a significant figure in wrestling.

Notably, Hayter stated that she would not have any issue if Punk’s return brought benefits to the company, emphasizing the potential for increased audience engagement.

She said, “If it’s gonna be good for the company, then I’m all for it. If it’s gonna put butts in seats, if it’s gonna get people to watch, then absolutely!”’‹

Jamie Hayter’s Wrestling Journey

Jamie Hayter, despite currently being sidelined with an injury, has made significant strides in her wrestling career. She had a momentous title match at AEW Double or Nothing 2023, where she lost the AEW Women’s Title to Toni Storm. Howev

er, her optimistic outlook on her journey and her respect for fellow wrestlers like Punk reflect her dedication to the sport and her commitment to continuous learning’‹.

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