During an interview with TV Insider to promote his part in the Starz drama Heels, CM Punk was asked for his thoughts on the landscape of pro wrestling today. His answer probably won’t surprise you:
“I think the older the stuff is the better. I think it’s partly unfortunate that WWE owns the super good libraries in pro wrestling. I think that stuff is classic and they don’t even put it on their network. They are sitting on it. I want to watch Austin Idol versus Jerry Lawler in Memphis. I do think the landscape of pro wrestling in general really needs a kick in the d***. I think we are about there. I think there are people out there stirring the pot and causing trouble in a good way. It’s a fun world. There is nothing like it. Pro wrestling gets crapped on by a number of people. But when it’s done on a high level and it’s really good, there is nothing better.”
I couldn’t possibly agree with his take any more than I do.
WWE does indeed have a massive library and it’s being wasted on Peacock, one of the worst of all the streaming services with a horrendous UI, or simply not out there at all. As for the current landscape of pro wrestling, well, that “kick in the dick” may have already happened and is simply going through the process of gaining momentum.
Perhaps he can help it along...