CM Punk and Jack Perry had a confrontation backstage before All In’s main show started. This resulted in another suspension for CM Punk, even though he hasn’t been informed of this suspension yet. That abruptly stopped another run for CM Punk in AEW.

It has been slightly over two years since CM Punk made his debut in AEW during the August 20th, 2021, episode of AEW Rampage. Despite the backstage controversies and conflicts surrounding him, he has consistently been positioned as one of the company’s biggest stars.

CM Punk’s presence has an impact on various key performance indicators for AEW, including television ratings, pay-per-view purchases, merchandise sales, and ticket revenue. They’ve seen a nice boom of interest, and now Punk is taking another suspension hiatus.

CM Punk’s time in AEW has not been without its share of backstage issues, including altercations with The Elite, a physical confrontation involving Jack Perry, outspoken criticisms of fellow wrestlers during the post-All Out 2023 press conference, and influence over who is granted backstage access at Collision shows.


To date, Punk has competed in 33 matches in AEW and held the World Championship in 2022. Surprisingly, despite two reigns as the top champion, he has not managed a successful title defense in either instance.

Since his return to AEW television, Punk has proclaimed himself the “Real” AEW World Champion, although the reported suspension following the incident with Perry has yet to be officially communicated to him.

A Reddit user by the name of Grimtreeper, on the SquaredCircle subreddit, provided a breakdown of how much of Punk’s tenure has been affected by either suspensions or injuries. According to this analysis, Punk has been an active member of AEW’s roster for only 385 of his 739 days with the promotion, which is just slightly over 50%.

CM Punk and Jack Perry’s fight stemmed from a situation where CM Punk didn’t want Perry to do an injury angle using real glass. They used real glass at All In during the FTW Title match, and Jack Perry made point to point that out during the match. After Perry got backstage, things popped off and we are seeing the aftermath play out.

We will have to see how this pans out for CM Punk in AEW. He is now telling people that he hates the company. That’s not a good sign, and we haven’t heard of any communication between CM Punk and AEW since All In.

What’s your take on CM Punk’s time in AEW so far? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you think!

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