Who will interview CM Punk at Starrcast?
CM Punk handpicked Mike Johnson to interview him at Starrcast & More info on His Panel
FiteTV CEO Mike Weber tells 411 who will moderate the CM Punk panel at Starrcast:
“He’s going to be interviewed by Mike Johnson of PWInsider, so it should be a very good one. CM specially picked Mike.”
On how Punk’s panel at Starrcast came together:
“Well, Conrad Thompson’s the master negotiator, and he was able to reach out because he had such credibility in this line of work and negotiate a deal with CM. And we’re very excited about him being able to do that. I was not involved in the direct negotiation, that’s where Conrad excels in bringing all these fantastic people to the platform there. And we’re very excited about having him on there, because we think he’s a great draw. I can’t wait to see it, he’s going to be interviewed by Mike Johnson of PWInsider, so it should be a very good one. CM specially picked Mike, because it’s somebody he trusts and feels comfortable with, and that goes a long way. If you’re talking with someone you trust and feel confident, you’re going to probably going to dive deeper and not give a bunch of one-word answers while being interviewed.”
On not being involved in the negotiations:
“No, I obviously knew they were going on and fully encouraged Conrad to do everything he could to do it. But Conrad is the one who made that work. I can’t take — I can take zero credit for that.”
On FITE’s reaction to the deal being made:
“We thought it was going to take Starrcast to the next level, which it has already. And we thought so much of it that we’re making his event also on regular PPV for $14.99 on DirecTV and Dish for just the people who all they care about is the CM Punk interview, [it’s] available on every platform that’s available to watch on right now.”
On if he thinks Punk might make a big announcement at Starrcast:
“I’m not anticipating any. I mean, boy [laughs] I talked to Jim Ross yesterday about this, and this is going to be one of the most highly-reviewed interviews of people trying to figure out what he said, or ‘what he meant by that!’ So we do anticipate a lot of rumors maybe starting from it, or people reading this and that. But right now I do not anticipate him showing up on Saturday night at AEW. I think he’s there to do his appearance there at Starrcast, which I think will be fantastic [and] be very well-received. His fans will enjoy it. What the next steps are? It’s wrestling, you can’t tell. [laughs] I mean, he could be anywhere. I’ve heard all kinds of rumors out there, and after this weekend, I’m sure there will be even more.