Earlier this week, Ric Flair stated that he thought the greatest performer ever was Shawn Michaels. However, it seems that Punk disagrees.
“It’s not arguable anymore, Shawn is the greatest worker in the history of our business. I think everybody would give that to him. He carried me in my farewell retirement match, no matter how many people want to think I was holding up my end of it, I was trying to get through it.
At that point in my career I did not have the self-confidence that I needed to have to rise to the occasion and he made it look like I did. I’ve looked back and actually had time the past couple of years to watch some of Shawn’s matches that he had while I was at WCW and Shawn just is a class act.
For my money, in the ring, I’d put him and Ricky Steamboat in a class by themselves. I always liked being around Shawn. As far as a guy in the ring I don’t think I’ve ever seen anybody better.”
Punk tweeted in reply to BR Wrestling’s tweet about Ric Flair’s statement, as seen below:
— player/coach (@CMPunk) January 3, 2021