CM Punk Reacts To ‘Funny Moment’ That Saw A Fan Offer Him A Beer At AEW Rampage
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CM Punk appreciates a kind gesture.
CM Punk recently spoke with Shakiel Mahjouri for ET Canada ahead of the Heels season finale and was asked about an awkward moment that recently took place on AEW TV. During the September 3 Rampage taping in Chicago, Punk did a stage dive and one fan ended up offering him a beer. Punk, who famously lives a straight-edge lifestyle, laughed it off and declined, and told Mahjouri what went through his mind as it happened.
“The thing that was going through my mind in that moment was, ‘Man, this guy is lucky I’m not a heel right now.’ But it was a funny moment for me,” he laughs. “I was just like, ‘This is hilarious.’ Sometimes it’s not about the gift, the gesture is more important.”
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 4, 2021
Punk also spoke about his return to wrestling in general, and how he feels like he hasn’t really missed a step in his ring work, and believes he’ll be back at top form in no time.
“I think it was just quieting that voice in my head that doubted anything,” he says of ring rust. “Cardio is fine, timing is fine. I was always a storyteller. You’ll never see me do a triple-jump moonsault to the floor or anything like that. It’s more about tugging on people’s heartstrings and getting them to care about me as a human being, really. If I have an advantage over anybody, I think that’s one of them.
“I have this rare connection with the crowd. I just think I need more reps. I need to get out there more in front of a live audience and wrestle. I’ll be back to form in no time. I think I haven’t missed a beat. That was kind of the goal. To go out there and make it look like I’ve been wrestling last week. I think mission accomplished. I just want to get out there and here the crowd more. That’s all I want to do is be in that moment.”
CM Punk has never consumed alcohol, and he recently revealed that he doesn’t drink Pepsi anymore either. Read more about how he broke some hearts over omitting soft drinks from his diet at this link.