AEW has not been the same since the incident at All Out back in September, where CM Punk went on a scathing rant on Colt Cabana, Page, and The Young Bucks. The brawl that took place after the rant ended up getting everyone involved suspended, as AEW’s reputation took a hit. It has been a few months since then, and now it seems AEW has finally gotten back on the right track. John Morrison, who is one of Punk’s old rivals, decided to comment on what Punk said.

CM Punk has been out of action since All Out as he injured his triceps. He underwent surgery for the condition and is currently on the road to recovery. In the meantime, The Elite have returned to AEW television and continue to be a featured act there.

While speaking with Adi Shankar on the Bootleg Universe Podcast, John Morrison talked about CM Punk’s AEW All Out rant. Morrison stated that he believes what Punk did was not good business.

“You know what’s crazy? I listened to the audio before I watched the video. It was funny listening to it and just picturing because my friend had told me that he’s right next to Tony. He’s always had a temper when things don’t go his way, and in his defense, what he wants is to make it. He’s a guy that wants to make it, and screw anything that gets in his way. That was his mentality then, and I think it still is now. I think sometimes though, personally, I’ve got destructive self-energy, and if anything doesn’t go my way, I’ll lash out, but I lash in and beat myself up. Punk does both. So him and Mox, he won the championship back.


I don’t know exactly the extent of his injuries, but I think he tore something, like his upper triceps or something, which is very frustrating, especially when you get to beat his age. He’s basically my age. When you get hurt, it’s not like getting hurt in your 20s. It takes a lot longer, and it’s not necessarily the pain that’s upsetting. It’s the knowledge that, okay, if this is a fully torn triceps, that’s six months to a year before it’s functioning at close to 100%. If you come back earlier, you can re-injure it. So there are probably a lot of things that are going on in his head.

What I think is funny is how he dealt with it. In some ways, he just lashed out at the entire AEW roster. Whether they deserved it or not, I don’t know. From his point of view, they did. From my point of view, professionally, I would never personally say that about a lot of the roster just because I don’t think it’s good business. But on the other hand, that’s what he’s known for, and he just reverted to character, like dropping [a] pipe bomb. He’s upset, and he just reverts to, ‘I’m gonna blow the whistle on MJF, on everybody I don’t like on this roster, screw them, screw Colt Cabana’ [laughs]. He’s obsessed with Colt Cabana. ‘Screw everybody. Everything’s bothering me. I’m just gonna air it out right now and call everyone on their crap.

CM Punk is also willing to move on from his AEW contract. AEW also isn’t likely looking at buying out CM Punk’s contract. It remains to be seen whether CM Punk will ever return to AEW, as fans do want to see him back on AEW television.

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