Former WWE superstar Mike Knox didn’t understand what the big deal was about CM Punk until he got to actually work with him.
“I saw him on tape [while in Deep South], and I was just like, ‘I don’t get it. What’s the big deal, man. I don’t think he’s that good. I don’t understand why everybody’s talking about him,'” Knox admits in an interview with Sportskeeda. “Then I went out there, and we did our first match, and I was a fan of his ever since. ‘Ah, Oh, that’s what it is! Okay, duh, all right!'”
Knox says his first match against Punk was called entirely in the ring including the finish due to Knox arriving late due to travel issues. After he saw Punk’s true abilities in the ring for himself, he was impressed and said it was “awesome” to wrestle him.