During WWE Backstage last night, CM Punk put over the WWE women’s division and said it’s the most exciting thing in WWE at the moment while Raw Women’s champion Becky Lynch sat next to him for most of the program.
“I like the fact that there’s a little girl in Ireland that watches TV or watches on YouTube or however they digest their WWE, and they see Becky and that can change their life,” explained Punk, who said that he now watches through a different lens and when he did the straight edge gimmick, there are still fans who came up to him at autograph signings, or Twitter and say that they never did drugs when they were kids because of him.
“So I look at all these different women…you (Becky), Charlotte, Sasha, Bayley, Asuka…and I just think of the groundswell of representation. For the longest time this has always been a male dominated sport. It just opens so many different doors and avenues,” Punk continued. “There’s a whole chunk of demographic out there that has been ignored for a very very long time and it’s just nice and exciting to see women who aren’t just used as you know – pardon my French – pieces of ass.”
Punk mentioned that during the past several decades there are several iconic photographs in professional wrestling, mentioning Hogan shaking hands with Savage, Austin bleeding while in Bret’s Sharpshooter, and said we can add Becky with a busted up face bleeding while taunting Ronda Rousey from the stands a week before the Survivor Series.
When asked who he thinks will win the women’s Royal Rumble match, Punk went with Sasha Banks and thinks that she and Bayley will have their moment at WrestleMania for the Smackdown Women’s title.