Former WWE star and a former six times world champion in WWE CM Punk who currently works in the All Elite Wrestling recently talked about him getting insane crowd reaction during the Survivor Series 2006 pay per view event. He revealed that WWE was mad that he was most over star that night.
CM Punk was a new star back in the time in WWE. No WWE fans knew much about him back in the time. But the professional wrestling fans who has familiar with other professional wrestling promotions knew about him. He was a household name in the Ring of Honor and he was quite popular back there. He also spent a year in the TNA Wrestling as well. In 2005 he came to WWE and started working on the Ohio Valley Wrestling which was the development Territory of WWE.
CM Punk On Being Cheered At Survivor Series 2006
In 2006 he came to the main roster and a lot of fans do not know that he appeared as one of the gangsters during the entrance of John Cena at WrestleMania 22. On the same here are made his main roster debut in ring as well and he started walking in the newly resurrected ECW brand. But even in that time he was not seen as the face of ECW as John Morrison was planned to be the face of the brand.
He was mostly famous as a babyface during his previous days in WWE. At Survivor Series 2006 pay per view event, he was a member of the team D Generation X along with Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy. And they took on against team Rated RKO, the team consisted Edge, Randy Orton, Gregory Helms, John Morrison and Mike Knox. It was a Survivor Series classic elimination tag team match. In this event Punk was massively cheered by the fans.
CM Punk who currently works in the All Elite Wrestling recently spoke to Philadelphia Inquirer where he talked about him getting insane crowd reaction during the Survivor Series 2006 pay per view event. He revealed that WWE was mad that he was most over star that night. He said;
“People were mad because, ‘We don’t understand. Why’s this kid over?’ Then they’ll use the crutch of, ‘Oh, it’s just internet fans.’ Yeah, OK, 18,000 people packed the place and they’re all just internet fans but whatever.
“It means something to me now because it was validation. Like, ‘Yeah. My hard work is paying off. Yeah. People are seeing me and the things that I’m doing and people like me. Let’s go.
“Now I’m in a spot where if that happens, it’s embraced. It’s not picked apart and told why 18,000 screaming people are wrong. Now we’re just like, ‘Yeah, those 18,000 screaming people were right.’”