Paul Wight Talks CM Punk’s Backstage Conflicts

Paul Wight Talks CM Punk's Backstage Conflicts

Paul Wight Talks CM Punk’s Backstage Conflicts – CM Punk’s arrival in AEW has undeniably been a monumental event, garnering significant attention for the promotion since his debut in 2021. However, his return to the pro wrestling scene has not been without its share of backstage conflicts. His public feud with The Elite has often overshadowed his in-ring performances, generating controversies that have dominated discussions among fans.

Paul Wight, who has a longstanding relationship with Punk predating AEW, recently shed light on the root of the issues between CM Punk and others in the locker room. When asked about what CM Punk brings to the table during an interview with DAZN, Wight responded with a succinct one-word answer before elaborating on how Punk’s personality has led to difficulties in communication:

“Star power. A lot of people may not like Phil’s attitude. Phil, I’ve known Phill for a long time. We’ve been friends for a long time. Phil is super competitive and super driven. He expects a lot from himself, and he expects a lot from others around him. I think a lot in the beginning here is I think there’s just a communication breakdown that people might not understand how passionate Phil is.

Phil is…he’s a guy that’s gonna let you know if he’s upset about something and he’s not gonna really give a crap if he hurts your feelings. He’s never been that way with me. If I’ve screwed up and done something, he’s letting me know right away what was I thinking? And it goes back and forth.”

The former Big Show noted that he shares a similar straightforward demeanor with CM Punk, albeit with a lesser intensity. When addressing the challenges arising from their differences, Wight emphasized the importance of open communication as a solution:

“I kind of have the same attitude, not quite as intense as Phil’s but mine is…It’s very business oriented. What’s best for the program what’s best for the overall show. A lot of times in a business when you have this many incredible talents with this many egos, feathers are gonna get rubbed the wrong way.

There’s gonna be conflict. It’s not romper room. This is a serious business with serious athletes. Everyone has to learn to communicate their passion in different ways. but the one thing that unequivocally nobody can deny is CM Punk brings star power. “

Paul Wight Talks CM Punk’s Backstage Conflicts

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