Professional wrestler CM Punk, real name Phil Brooks is a huge Chicago Blackhawks fan, so when he saw a reporter after All Elite Wrestling’s “All Out” Pay-Per-View event in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois wearing a Penguins hat the world champion had some harsh words.
“F*** the Pittsburgh Penguins,” Punk said to Wrestling Inc. reporter Dominic DeAngelo during a media scrum after the event. “What are you doing, man? What are you doing?”
DeAngelo showed on Twitter the shirt he was wearing at the time. A shirt with a nice big Penguins logo on it.
“I’m from Pittsburgh,” DeAngelo can be heard saying, in response to Punk’s comments.
The comments came from and already upset Punk, who was talking about a former friend that he had bad blood with and also railed against some of the other wrestlers in the company who also serve as executive vice presidents in the company for undermining him and leaking out what he says is incorrect information.
But that wasn’t all, at the end of the scrum, DeAngelo asks if Punk had any love for Penguins Captain Sidney Crosby.
“F*** Sidney Crosby, f*** [Evgeni] Malkin . . . you know what f*** Ron Francis, how about that, added Punk. “I’m still pissed off about [the 1992 Stanley Cup Final].”
The Penguins swept the Blackhawks to win their second Stanley Cup in a row that year.
“Lemieux?” someone asked.
“F*** him too,” said Punk.
AEW has run all of their events at the Petersen Events Center in Oakland since forming in 2019.
If they ever come to PPG Paints Arena, seems CM Punk won’t be happy to see five Stanley Cup banners hanging from the rafters.
I can’t really blame him though, The Atlanta Braves broke my heart in 1992, and I will never be over that.
But it isn’t all hate for the “City of Champions” from Punk.
He is a big supporter of Pittsburgh-native Dr. Britt Baker who plays a “heel” or “villain” most of the time, when she comes to Pittsburgh in black and gold attire, she is celebrated as a hero.
Love him or hate him, CM Punk wears his Chicago fandom proudly on his sleeve.
AEW is closely tied to professional sports. Owner Tony Khan is the Chief Football Strategy Officer for the Jacksonville Jaguars.