CM Punk’s return to AEW was met with a lot of hesitation from fans. It seems that Collision is really his show, and he’s not staying out of controversy either. Jack Perry is a rising star in AEW, but apparently, he had a little incident with CM Punk.
Sean Sapp reported behind Fightful’s paywall that CM Punk and “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry had quite an incident backstage. The two had an argument, and it is believed that it all stemmed from a spot in one of Perry’s patches.
Towards the start of Punk’s AEW Collision run, during the Canada tapings, Jungle Boy Jack Perry was brought to Collision to film a segment, and the two had words about the plans that Perry was supposedly pushing.
According to those on the side of Punk, Perry wanted to use real glass for a backstage segment. Punk was of the belief that he did this so he didn’t need to come to work the next week, which he sees as a big problem in the company.
Per Punk’s side of things, Perry was going against production, doctors and Tony Schiavone advising him not to do it and them telling him that smashing real glass was a safety hazard, and Perry wasn’t happy with that. Shortly after, there were guidelines put in place and forwarded to talent of things that required clearance.
Punk’s claim was that he was asked to step in and calmly said that they don’t do that on Saturdays (for Collision) and if he doesn’t like it, he could stay on Wednesdays. Word of the situation had made its way around the locker room, and was referred to as an argument. Punk’s claim was that Perry was throwing a temper tantrum over the spot not being cleared and people trying to prevent it.
We reached out to Jack Perry but did not hear back.
We weren’t told how the situation ended, but several that we heard from agreed with the stance Punk at least claimed.
Another reported confrontation between Ryan Nemeth and CM Punk took place during the June 21st Dynamite taping, sparked by Ryan’s earlier tweet dubbing Punk as the “literally the softest man alive” after Punk’s Collision return promo. Dolph Ziggler even made joke about his brother’s new beef.
There is reportedly ticking time-bomb in AEW, thanks to CM Punk, as backstage tension are bound to erupt. With so many big events coming up for the company, backstage problems is the last thing they need right now.
We will have to see how this situation pans out. Obviously, tensions are seemingly high in AEW, despite the fact that Collision’s locker room was supposedly laid back. Leave those comments below to let us know what you’re thinking!