Insights from Rob Van Dam on AEW’s Next Steps after CM Punk’s Departure

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Rob Van Dam has given some advice to AEW in regard to what the company needs to do following CM Punk’s termination from the company earlier this month.

Of course, Punk was fired from All Elite Wrestling following an altercation with Jack Perry at the AEW All In 2023 pay-per-view event at Wembley Stadium in London, England.


Speaking on a recent edition of his “1 Of A Kind” podcast, The Whole F’n Show revealed what the company should do now that Punk is gone, the possibility of Punk fans tuning out from AEW, and more.

You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

On what AEW should do now that Punk is gone: “Regain balance. If you lost a heavyweight and the ship’s rocking too far in one direction, just put some focus on some other guys. WWE’s always been criticized for being like a one-guy company — it was [John] Cena, The Rock, Hulk Hogan, and Steve Austin. But, I’m like that, too, socially … I’m a ‘put all your eggs in one basket’ kind of guy when it comes to people that are real close to me, and if it fails, it hurts. But, hey, it’s just like getting your head cut off [laughs].”

On the possibility of Punk fans tuning out from AEW: “I don’t know if his fans are so loyal that they won’t support the thing without him. Otherwise, yeah, just regain composure, put your fists back up, get ready for the next blow — because it’s coming.”

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Following CM Punk’s termination from All Elite Wrestling (AEW), former professional wrestler Rob Van Dam has offered some advice to the company on what they should do next. Punk was fired from AEW after an altercation with Jack Perry at the AEW All In 2023 pay-per-view event in London, England.

During an episode of his podcast “1 Of A Kind,” Van Dam shared his thoughts on how AEW should move forward without Punk and addressed the possibility of Punk’s fans tuning out from the company.

Van Dam emphasized the importance of regaining balance within the company. He suggested that AEW should focus on other talented wrestlers to fill the void left by Punk’s departure. Drawing a parallel to WWE, Van Dam mentioned how WWE has often been criticized for relying too heavily on one superstar, such as John Cena, The Rock, Hulk Hogan, or Steve Austin. By diversifying their roster and giving other wrestlers more spotlight, AEW can avoid being seen as a “one-guy company.”

However, Van Dam also acknowledged that losing a popular figure like Punk can have an impact. He questioned whether Punk’s fans would remain loyal to AEW or if they would stop supporting the company without him. Despite this uncertainty, Van Dam encouraged AEW to regain composure and prepare for any challenges that may come their way.

In conclusion, Van Dam’s advice to AEW is to find a balance within their roster and avoid relying too heavily on one individual. By showcasing other talented wrestlers and maintaining composure in the face of adversity, AEW can continue to thrive even after the departure of a prominent figure like CM Punk.

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