CM Punk took to Twitter today to heap praise on two NXT talents.
In a series of Tweets, Punk named two NXT performers who he felt were the best, not just on NXT but in the WWE as a whole – Pat McAfee and Rhea Ripley.
According to Punk, McAfee is the best promo and the best thing on NXT that is “not named Ripley.”
“A lot of it has to do with circumstance, but everyone else on the show(s) should feel embarrassment, and subsequently USE said feeling to better themselves, at the fact that Pat McAfee is a better promo than everyone on the shows,” read Punk’s original Tweet.
Punk subsequently responded to a fan who asked what he thought was the ceiling for McAfee if he were to commit himself to be a wrestler. This is when Punk state that McAfee is the second best thing on NXT after Ripley.
“There is zero reason for him to fully commit to wrestling,” wrote Punk. “He’s already the best thing on this show not named Rhea Ripley.”
Punk further commented on a fan who said that McAfee’s promos are different from other NXT talents because he wasn’t “brainwashed” to stick to a particular tone or manner.
“Correct,” said Punk. “Like I said. . . circumstances.”