CM Punk recently appeared as a guest on the My Mom’s Basement podcast for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling and AEW.
During his appearance on the popular program, “The Best in the World” spoke about whether or not his return to AEW rekindled he and AJ Lee’s love in pro wrestling so much that it also led to her coming back in the WOW (Women of Wrestling) promotion.
Additionally, he spoke about how him encouraging her to meet with Jeanie Buss led to her joining the promotion as an executive.
Featured below is an excerpt from the interview where he touches on these topics and more.
“I don’t want to put words in her mouth, but I think that’s just a happy coincidence. I think it was more, you know. So I’ll go ahead. I had somebody reach out to me, saying, ‘Hey, Jeanie Buss wants to talk to April.’ I was like, ‘What?’ April doesn’t know anything about sports, like nothing, you know? So I took the idea to her and I was just like, ‘You have to at least take this meeting. Jeanie Buss is the most powerful woman in sports.’ You know, I think in my mind, I was just doing cartwheels thinking of my wife talking to Jeanie Buss. I thought that was super cool.
“They had a great conversation and Jeanie was just, you know, trying to kickstart WOW and it really just kind of fit into the stuff that April’s doing: writing, producing. So it really was just an idea presented to her that I think opened her up to, ‘Oh, shit. This is actually perfect. I can help the next generation of female wrestlers, with the creative side of stuff and I don’t have to get concussed.’ Like it’s excellent, so it really fits what she’s doing in her wheelhouse. I’m super stoked she’s doing it.”
Check out the complete interview at Apple.com.