Veteran actor and former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr. recently appeared on Insight With Chris Van Vilet to discuss all things pro-wrestling, including his thoughts on what CM Punk will do next following his actions at AEW ALL OUT, and how AEW world champion MJF has given him advice on the promotion he hopes to launch. Highlights from the interview can be found below.
What he thinks CM Punk will do next:
I don’t know if he wrestles again. His body wasn’t able to hold up. He was getting hurt a lot, as we all do when we get older. His patience wasn’t able to hold up in dealing with a younger generation. I don’t know where he goes from here. I don’t know if he wrestles again. I don’t know if he needs to wrestle again if it’s in his heart. I think in his heart he needed to or he wouldn’t have come back. There were stories he wanted to tell. The MJF story that he told was the best wrestling story I’ve seen in 20 years, so he still had a contribution he could make. But if you can’t get along with your coworkers at all and you resent the younger generation for everything they are and everything they believe in, I don’t know where you fit in in modern wrestling. I just don’t know.
Says MJF has given him advice on starting his new promotion:
Mine’s too weird for someone like him. Mine is much different. He would look out of place. It wouldn’t be the right thing for him. Although, he’s read the script, I’ve pitched the entire thing to him, he’s given me notes because I value that young generation’s opinion. … He’s straight forward, he’s like, ‘Only old guys are gonna connect to that. I think you focus more on this.’ I’m looking at it like, ‘Goddamn. He’s dead on. Dead on.’ I’ve applied those notes.
(H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)