CM Punk has become one of the best things about AEW television after debuting in the company last year. The Second City Saint has been consistently putting on solid matches and part of memorable storylines since his debut. Tony Khan also went above and beyond for Punk recently.
Recently, WWE Hall Of Famer Eric Bischoff called CM Punk the biggest financial flop in the history of wrestling. This comment was met with a lot of backlash as well, and for good reason.
While speaking during the post AEW Double Or Nothing media scrum, CM Punk was asked about what Eric Bischoff said. Tony Khan decided to answer on Punk’s behalf and blasted Bischoff for what he said.
“That’s f***** b*******. There is only one person that can attest to that, I don’t know about other people. I can only attest to what’s happened here and public record, and some of these things are a matter of public record because freedom of information. We do have, over the years, a good amount of financial data in pro wrestling. I can tell you, no one wrestler has ever come in and made a bigger plus delta financial difference in the history of my company going into the third year anniversary, no one person has ever made a more positive impact.
We just did a record pay-per-view buy, every pay-per-view, he’s done a four pay-per-view cycle now, every one of them was the record. Whether it was All Out, where he was huge part of the draw with Darby, his debut was a huge thing with the First Dance, the biggest Rampage draw in the history of that show.
The matches, he carried the Friday Night War, which, by the way, is a matter of record in f****** court in the state of California that we won the Friday Night War. Just ask Jerry McDevitt because he f****** wrote it. This guy won it, vs. Matt Sydal, who is a great wrestler, he had another goddamn great match on Friday night. This f***** guy, he f****** did the Friday Night War, he did the First Dance, he’s done the record Double or Nothing. He did the record All Out in his debut. He was a big part of the record Full Gear, a great match with Eddie Kingston. He’s wrestled a bunch of young guys and veterans in-between there. Will Hobbs, Daniel Garcia, then he showed up and did the biggest program in terms of everything, TV, box office, ever with MJF. Then he did the goddamn main event here. He’s the biggest part of financial success in the history of this company.
It is safe to say Tony Khan has a very high opinion of CM Punk. Punk is now the AEW World Champion and even cut a promo after Double Or Nothing. We’ll have to see what the future holds for Punk now.
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