Chris Jericho Says “No One Really Cares” About CM Punk’s Return, States That AEW Doesn’t Need Him

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Chris Jericho is the current AEW World Champion, but outside of wrestling, he is still making music with his band Fozzy, who sings his current AEW entrance theme. Le Champion recently spoke to Uproxx to promote his upcoming Christmas song which is described as a unique version of Father Christmas by the Kinks.

Of course, the subject of his wrestling career was an inevitable topic and since CM Punk‘s return is currently the biggest news in the business, Jericho weighed in with his opinion on the long-overdue return on WWE Backstage almost two weeks ago.

“It’s a long time coming. We knew there would be a Mötley Crüe reunion and we knew CM Punk would come back to wrestling. It was just a matter of time. I think he came back with more of a sigh than a scream. It seems kinda funny that he came back on a show that drew 150,000 viewers where it could have been 5 million viewers. But if it’s part of the process to slowly wean him into the wrestling business, then good,” he said via SEScoops.

Chris Jericho went on to state that “WWE sure needs” Punk because the wrestling business is built on star power. While Jericho is seemingly happy Punk has returned, he was critical about the way he did make his return.

“He’s back for the first time in five years and no one really cares. But I’m sure it will lead to more. I don’t see how it can’t.”

The current Champion also went on to talk about the talks between AEW and Punk which seemingly fell through.

“I’m not disappointed, I know there were some conversations, but Punk’s his own guy. Could we have used him? Yes. Does it hurt us to not have him? No, not at all.”