Eddie Kingston reflects on AEW Rampage segment with CM Punk, wishes Punk’s run turned out differently

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Kingston speaks candidly about Punk. 

In September, CM Punk’s run with All Elite Wrestling came to an end when his contract was terminated following an altercation with Jack Perry at All In in London, England. 

Punk became a topic of conversation during Adrian Hernandez’s sit-down interview with ROH World and NJPW STRONG Openweight Champion Eddie Kingston. The in-ring segment Kingston and Punk had on the 11/5/21 episode of Rampage was brought up. Kingston was asked if he feels bad when his verbiage from that segment resurfaces when people are discussing Punk’s time in the company. 

Kingston does not feel bad. He added that him and Punk do not see eye to eye, but he does wish Punk’s run turned out differently because he helped the company. Kingston does not wish anything negative on him but does not wish him good either because he does not care. 

No (I don’t feel bad when people bring up my promo on CM Punk from 11/5/21 AEW Rampage). No, I’m doing my job. Then that’s how I felt. I didn’t know what anyone else in the locker room felt. I didn’t care, it’s how I felt, I didn’t want him there. Me and Punk don’t like each other and that’s fine. You’re not gonna like everybody you work with. Do I wish he was still in AEW and I wish it worked out differently? Yeah, because he helped the company. But, other than that, I don’t give a f*ck what he does, you know what I mean? (Kingston laughed) Because me and him never got along anyway. We don’t have to be best friends to fight each other. It makes it better when we’re not best friends, you know, when we have to fight each other. I don’t wish him bad but I don’t wish him good either because I don’t give a f*ck. That’s it.

Coming up for Kingston is a defense of the STRONG Openweight Title against Satoshi Kojima at NJPW Lonestar Shootout

On the Punk front, he is scheduled to appear at Anthony Pettis’ MMA event on 11/19. Punk has also addressed speculation about him showing up at WWE Survivor Series in Rosemont, Illinois. 

If the quote in this article is used, please credit Adrian Hernandez with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription.

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