The former WWE Superstar was part of this week's AEW Unrestricted podcast, and he explained how he wants to help build the future generations of the business.
Here is what CM Punk had to say about the All Elite Wrestling locker room and how he feels he can lead by example.
Punk is acutely aware of the fact that a number of AEW stars have grown up watching him perform in the likes of ROH and WWE, and he explained how that mirrored his own views of the likes of Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels.
“I think saying, ‘I’m here to mentor and all that other stuff,’ I think that can be a slippery slope because I don’t think there’s a one right way to do most of anything. Through trial and error, I think I’ve found that just leading by example is possibly the best way to do stuff. When I was a kid, I would watch wrestling, and I would be like, ‘Whoa, holy crap! Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels are great. I want to do what they do.’ You kind of formulate the opinion in your head, well, those are guys that I want to emulate, and I want to wrestle like them. You want to be like them.
Punk would also reveal that he is open to speaking with anyone backstage, but he won't be watching every segment on every show, talent will need to come to him for advice.
“A guy like Eddie Guerrero, same thing, and then you eventually wind up working with these guys and then you can pick their brains, but also, watch what they do, understand that there’s a lot of hard work that goes into it. And then if you have the ability to ask them, ‘Hey, why do you do this, or why don’t you do this,’ I think that’s the best way to do it. I’m not there to watch the entire show and when people are done be like, ‘Hey, you did this right. You did this wrong,’ but I am there to help, and so if anybody wants the help, all’s they got to do is ask."
credit to WrestlingINC for the transcription
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