Speaking on the Absolute Geek podcast at Comic-Con, AEW champion CM Punk doesn’t believe that the departure of Vince McMahon will change the culture in WWE, echoing the sentiments of his boss Tony Khan who yesterday said that he finds it amusing that people think it will change the landscape of the business.
Punk questioned McMahon’s retirement and said he doesn’t believe he won’t be hands-on moving forward despite not being in the office.
“I don’t think the structure there. I don’t think the culture there changes at all. I think it is what it is,” Punk said.
Punk also touched on the recent developments when Brock Lesnar walked out of Smackdown but WWE announcers said nothing, compared to what they did to Sasha Banks and Naomi.
Punk wondered why Michael Cole didn’t call Brock Lesnar unprofessional and that he let the fans down, something that he did when Naomi and Sasha quit. Brock did eventually return to the arena and did his part that night.
“I walked out and they went on TV and called me a quitter. What’s changed? What’s the difference?” Punk continued.
The champion said that Sasha and Naomi have “bigger balls than everybody there” and they shouldn’t have been attacked like they were.
“People who lick the boots and have the audacity to go on live television and say that about those two women? They’re f*cking cowards and bootlickers,” he said. “Why didn’t they do it for Brock? They did it for me.”