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CM Punk Is Excited to See AJ Mendez Working With WOW, Encouraged Her To Talk To Jeanie Buss

October 13, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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CM Punk is looking forward to seeing AJ Mendez working on WOW – Women of Wrestling, and recalled encouraging her to take the meeting with Jeanie Buss that led to the job. As previously reported, the former AJ Lee will be an executive producer for the promotion’s show and will provide color commentary when it arrives next fall.

Speaking with Barstool Sports’ My Mom’s Basement with Robbie Fox, Punk was asked whether his return with AEW caused a rekindling of their love of wrestling together that led to her taking the job.

“I don’t want to put words in her mouth,” Punk said (per Fightful). “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.”

He continued, “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.”