CM Punk has been a significant topic in the world of professional wrestling for some time, mainly due to rumors of his potential return to WWE. The Second City Saint recently discussed these rumors and also shared his opinions on the SAG-AFTRA strikes that brought the entire Hollywood industry to a halt.
The topic of unions in the entertainment industry has been prominent for a while now. This year, the world witnessed two major strikes, with the first being the writer’s strike that lasted for four months earlier this year. The most recent strike was the SAG-AFTRA strike, which lasted for three months until a recent settlement.
Why did CM Punk call wrestlers “selfish & stupid”?
CM Punk recently made an appearance at 670 The Score in Chicago, where he was asked about a potential return to WWE. Although The Second City Saint did not provide a strong answer to the highly-anticipated query, he did go into great detail to talk about the need for a union among wrestlers in the world of professional wrestling.
CM Punk had previously advocated for forming a union among wrestlers, which ended up not forming back then and it doesn’t look like there’s going to be a union anytime soon. While talking about the topic, he described other wrestlers as ‘selfish and stupid’ for not uniting.
“For professional wrestling. Yeah. Wrestlers should 100% have a union”, said CM Punk. “Like grip hasn’t been able to supplement their income in any other way. For professional wrestling. Yeah, wrestlers should 100% have a union. And I’ll always say this and I mean it in the most loving way.”
He further continued, “Wrestlers will never unionize because wrestlers are stupid and selfish. It’s just the way it is. There’s always going to be somebody else around the corner who wants what you have or possibly just doesn’t want you to have what you have. And they will do whatever a promoter wants you to do for less money. And that’s unfortunate. You know, the boys never stick together.”
CM Punk supports 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike actors
The recent SAG-AFTRA strike featured the American Actors union going on a strike to protest against the big Hollywood studios for better pay, working conditions and other benefits. It brought the entire movie industry to a halt. As a result, the wrestling fans got to enjoy John Cena’s return to WWE last month, as The Cenation Leader has been making appearances for about 2 months due to his cleared up schedule. The strike went on for over 3 months as it started on 14th July and recently came to an end.
Former AEW star CM Punk has been pretty open about the need for a similar union in the wrestling world. The 45-year-old superstar showed his support for the SAG-AFTRA strike by wearing a T-shirt with “SAG-AFTRA ON STRIKE” to AEW Collision a couple of months ago. Despite receiving some online criticism for his support of the movement, Punk remained steadfast in his beliefs.
CM Punk wasn’t the only wrestler supportive of the SAG-AFTRA movement; a WWE superstar also expressed support for the actors a few months ago when the topic arose. Now that the movement has officially concluded, Punk seems to be interested in establishing a similar union in the wrestling world. It remains to be seen whether a union among wrestlers ever becomes a reality, although the chances are currently highly unlikely.