AEW star CM Punk showed big-time support for the striking actors, rockin' a Screen Actors Guild t-shirt to the ring on AEW Collision over the weekend.
Punk's shirt read ... "SAG-AFTRA ON STRIKE"
The "Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists" is an American labor union representing over 150K people working in the entertainment industry, including actors (from Tom Hanks to bit actors). They've been on strike since July 14.
After making the in-ring statement, CM Punk, government name Phil Brooks, has been receiving some hate online.
Punk shared a screenshot on Instagram where a fan sent him a message ... "You have become what you hate"
The wrestling superstar responded ... "I have become what I hate? A guild/union member who stands in solidarity with fellow members fighting for what's right. Bitch, I have become what I LOVE."
Punk isn't the only wrestling star who has the backs of the actors on strike. WWE Superstar Seth Rollins recently professed his support during a conversation we had with him at LAX.
In addition to the actors -- who are seeking increased residuals and rules dictating how artificial intelligence is used within the industry -- the writers are also on strike ... and neither seems close to hashing out a deal.