CM Punk is coming back to AEW, and plenty of fans can’t wait to see what happens. He will likely have a lot to say as well, but he could always do his real talking in the ring.

The long-awaited interview of CM Punk by ESPN finally dropped, and Punk has seized the opportunity to present his perspective on the Elite saga. To get a summary of his remarks, details about his comments on Hangman Page can be found in one link, while his overall thoughts on the situation can be found in another.

Within the article, one prominent aspect is the limited progress that has been achieved between the involved parties, indicating a lack of significant headway. Punk acknowledges that the stagnation is not due to his lack of desire or effort in attempting to bridge the divide. Despite his best intentions, it appears that resolving the issues and finding common ground has proved challenging thus far.

Punk said he has not had any conversations with Omega or the Jacksons since the incident, although he has tried. He said when he has reached out, he has gotten “messages from lawyers saying, ‘Do not contact this person.’” Punk said he is unclear whether those responses came at the request of legal representatives of Omega and the Jacksons or a third party.


The pro wrestling industry has a history of leveraging real-life events and shaping them into future storylines, some of which have been very lucrative. Blending reality and fiction has been one of the art’s core tenets, essentially a simulated sporting event or fight.

Punk, though, said he had been told that using this saga on television and spinning it into some matches that would undoubtedly draw money won’t happen. He resents that he’s been painted as “the bad guy” in online reports when he feels he’s just been defending himself. Punk said people in the AEW locker room leaking things to the wrestling media have contributed to the internal drama.

CM Punk opened up about his time in the All Out media scrum, and how he put Tony Khan in bad position. He also admitted that the whole situation should have never happened.

“Now we all got to roll in the f*cking mud, and that never should have happened and has never been course-corrected. So, I understand people want to say that, ‘Oh, man, Punk is a dick.’ Well yeah, because I’m defending myself and I will always defend myself. I’m open to have a full-blown f*cking sit-down powwow discussion with everybody about it. But it hasn’t happened yet, and it’s not because of my lack of trying.”

We already covered how CM Punk opened up about his bad time against Hangman Page at Double or Nothing. That moment caused a rift between the two. Sadly, Punk couldn’t talk about the whole Brawl Out situation in-dept.

CM Punk will appear on AEW Collision, and he could also be around for Dynamite as well.

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