The wrestling universe was set abuzz when CM Punk’s abrupt departure from AEW was announced on September 2nd. It became the talk of the town, with fans and experts divided on whether the decision made by AEW higher-ups was the right one. Among those weighing in on this hot topic is none other than Mark Henry, a wrestling legend in his own right.
Mark Henry believes that parting ways with CM Punk was indeed the right call. He doesn’t mince his words, referring to Punk as “a problem” within the company. It’s a bold stance, especially considering Punk’s status as a former World Champion and a highly polarizing figure in the wrestling scene.
While appearing on Busted Open Radio during All Out weekend, Mark Henry was asked whether he thought AEW would be better off without Punk. His response was a straightforward “Yes.” Henry elaborated on his viewpoint, suggesting that with Punk out of the picture, previous issues and complaints might quiet down within the company.
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CM Punk is the “So-called problem”
According to Mark Henry, the departure of what he calls the “so-called problem” could pave the way for a more harmonious and positive atmosphere within AEW. He envisions a wrestling world filled with laughter, joy, and camaraderie.
It’s important to note that not everyone shares Mark Henry’s perspective. Prominent wrestling personality Jim Cornette, for instance, holds a contrary view. Cornette believes that AEW owner Tony Khan made a colossal blunder and might come to regret the decision, especially when it comes time to sign new talent for the promotion.
Mark Henry has been a part of AEW for two years, but he hasn’t stepped into the ring for a match during this time. However, there’s a tantalizing hint from a fellow roster member that The World’s Strongest Man might not have hung up his boots just yet. Speculation is brewing that Henry could be contemplating a comeback to in-ring action, sparking curiosity among fans and fellow wrestlers alike.
H/t to Fightful.