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Mayans M.C. Showrunner Says CM Punk’s Role Was Specifically Created For Him

May 4, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
CM Punk Image Credit: AEW

CM Punk’s new recurring role on Mayans M.C. was one written specifically for the AEW star, as the FX series’ showrunner has revealed. As noted earlier, Punk appeared as a character named Paul, a fellow military vet of Vincent Vargas’ Gilly. The role will be a recurring one for Punk on the Sons of Anarchy spinoff and showrunner Elgin James spoke with GameSpot about Punk’s appearance. You can check out some highlights below:

On where he met Punk: “Straight edge, bro. We’re both on the straight edge world. We met a few years ago and I was just like, ‘Yo, I gotta do something with this dude. We gotta find something.'”

On writing the role specifically for Punk: “We kind of crafted this for him actually. We knew we wanted to get into the storyline with Rocco and to do right by the veterans. And then we kind of were like, ‘Well, what are the right ingredients to tell this story? And then this is a perfect opportunity to finally work with Phil. He’s the man.”

On veterans on the show sharing stories with Punk and the rest of the cast: “They knew the heft of what they’re going to bring on and it was really emotional before that first day of shooting, Rocco talked to him for about an hour. We had some other veterans with us that are also on the show and that you’ve got you saw in there. And it’s pretty beautiful, they’re talking about their experience coming back and some of the challenges they face. So the weight was on Punk’s shoulders to do this right. And of course, there’s no one else you want that weight on because that dude’s just a savage. He just brought it, not only physically but also emotionally.”

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