CM Punk is undoubtedly one of the most divisive and controversial pro wrestlers in the history of the business. While his run in AEW was seen as a blessing, it eventually became a curse for the company and it led to his firing yesterday. Now it appears Punk did more than lunging at Tony Khan during the AEW All In incident.

During AEW All In Zero Hour, Jack Perry made reference to his controversy with CM Punk when it came to using real glass. This led to CM Punk and Perry having a backstage fight prior to Punk’s match against Samoa Joe at All In.

It was reported that CM Punk and Jack Perry have been suspended following their backstage confrontation This eventually led to Tony Khan firing CM Punk from AEW and he even opened Collision this week by explaining the reason behind Punk’s firing, stating that he felt scared for his life during the backstage incident.

While speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer claimed he was actually “far too kind” in his initial reporting of CM Punk’s incident with Tony Khan. Meltzer now added that Punk’s actions against Khan were “more than lunging.”


“Throughout this whole ordeal, you [Bryan Alvarez] and I were far too kind to him. That’s the reality, we were far too kind.

“I always tried to give him the benefit of the doubt, I always tried to give his side. But they didn’t want to hear it, they just wanted to go, ‘Oh you are after him,’ and everything like that.

“Lunging was far too kind. If you saw the actual wording of what was said, I was toning it down. It was more than lunging.”

That investigation into CM Punk’s situation delved into much more than just his altercation with Jack Perry at All In London. CM Punk’s AEW firing was also big topic of conversation at Payback. Regardless, we will have to wait and see whether CM Punk will end up retiring from pro wrestling for good following his AEW firing.

What are your views on this CM Punk story? Do you believe CM Punk deserved to get fired after his actions at AEW All In? Let us know in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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