Bully Ray Reveals How He’d Handle CM Punk’s Return To AEW

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There have been rumors for weeks now that CM Punk will be returning to All Elite Wrestling for its new Collision show. As of this writing, no official announcement has been made as to whether this will be happening or not.

One person who believes AEW should be advertising CM Punk’s return in advance is Bully Ray.


Speaking on a recent edition of the “Busted Open Radio” podcast, the Dudley Boyz member opined on why he doesn’t think the company should keep Punk’s return a surprise.

You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

On how he’d handle CM Punk’s return: “I would announce it. Because I’d want the entire wrestling community to be sitting in their chairs watching it live on television, so now I can count that my rating was higher.”

On Punk being able to draw ratings for AEW: “People will say ratings don’t matter but when the rating is good, people will scream to the top of their lungs about how great the rating was. It actually does still mean something to some people in the industry. Even though it’s outdated, it’s still a gauge we’ve got to go to, because if a company puts on must-see television, people will still be doing the old school thing of sitting in front of their television sets.”

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