The AEW All Out media scrum ended in chaos after CM Punk went on a scathing rant on Colt Cabana, Hangman Page, and The Young Bucks, verbally burying them in the process.

During the media scrum when Punk went off the rails, AEW President Tony Khan was clearly blindsided by CM Punk’s outburst and couldn’t say a single thing to stop him.

While speaking to Wrestling Headlines, former AEW star Bobby Fish talked about CM Punk essentially disrespecting Tony Khan. He defended Khan for being blindsided.

I would think so. I don’t know how it can’t but at the same time in Tony’s defense, I’m sure it caught him off guard too. How many times in our in our lives are we not necessarily prepared for something unexpected and then you do become that deer in the headlights for a little while and you’re trying to process and you’re trying to do it as quickly as you can but sometimes, you don’t. You just you can’t make up your mind, you’re indecisive, and then you just, you don’t decide to do anything. It’s actually pretty interesting. The match that I had with punk where things got wonky at the end of that match with the kickout on the GTS, which isn’t even his move.


The match that I had with punk where things got wonky at the end of that match with the kickout on the GTS, which isn’t even his move.You know, and I, that’s me being given into my desire to be a little bit petty in that regard. It’s KENTA’s move and you didn’t even have the decency to change the name. But regarding the confusion, at the end of our match, was the fact that he did what’s called the office or an iggy. This is some inside baseball stuff here. But he did that before the three count was over.

So now having been in the business for a long time, I recognize what that is, and having done it myself to somebody to say, in our own way. Whatever, you know, “Good match.” He did it before the three count was over. So that’s also a way to alert your opponent that “Hey let’s change something.” In that moment, I can liken it to what Tony Khan might have been feeling when he’s going off on the EVPs, cetera, et cetera. You don’t know what to do. And in that moment, I know for myself, like I had to make a split second decision.I couldn’t weigh out, you know, this or that I had to either kick out or not kick out or lose the moment forever. So I kicked out and it was whatever it was.

The only reason I bring it up is just because we’re talking about it. And I do want to be, I do want to extend some grace to Tony, in that regard. Just because I’ve been there. To be caught in that position, like he, he definitely should have reacted differently. And Hunter or Vince McMahon would have potentially folded Phil like a wet nap in that moment, which is probably the right reaction, but in Tony’s defense, like, you know, that might just not be his like personality, really. So here he is in this moment, and he’s just hitched the car of his company to the back of this guy, given him not only a lot of money, but a lot of trust, etc, etc. And you’re like, you’re kind of shitting all over that right next to me. Just a sucky position for everyone.

Eric Bischoff also recently blasted CM Punk for being bitter and brittle. He will also be out of action for a long time, well into next year because of the injury. Things simply don’t look good for Punk in general.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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