AEW made their debut on TBS for the first Dynamite of 2022. The company decided to open up that show with a World Title contest as well. Hangman Page was able to retain that title, but the action was just as intense when MJF and CM Punk went to war in the promo department later on.

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MJF took a big shot at CM Punk as he brought up how people have compared him to Roddy Piper. The Salt Of The Earth said that maybe CM Punk compares himself to Piper before saying that “the difference between CM Punk and Roddy Piper is that Piper was good enough to main event a WrestleMania.”

Then MJF said that if he doesn’t get treated well enough around AEW then he might go and main event a WrestleMania too.


CM Punk then encouraged MJF to take his ball and go to WWE. He told MJF to main event “night 4 of a buy-one-get-one extravaganza,” obviously taking a shot at WrestleMania’s 2-night event strategy. Punk then said that WWE will fire MJF and he’ll come back to AEW with his tail between his legs.

This was a big dig at the contractual situation that MJF is looking at in 2024. Only time will tell what they do next, but CM Punk will have to face Wardlow next week since MJF put his bodyguard in the Second City Savior’s way first.

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