CM Punk was released from AEW, and that closed story that many fans didn’t think would be over so soon. Tony Khan made that call, and Punk is gone, but it seems that Punk lost more than a performer’s contract.
The wording of AEW’s released announcement for CM Punk specifically said that he has been released from his contracts. Many noticed that plural of the world “contract,” and there was a reason for that.
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that CM Punk was under a talent contract and an employee contract. Both of those were ended thanks to his situation at All In London.
Tony Khan stated that he did not feel safe, and that was the first time he ever felt that way in AEW. He wasn’t going to let that situation continue, so the call was made to ax the Second City Savior instead.
Jack Perry was not at Collision this week, and CM Punk obviously wasn’t there, since he was fired. We will keep our eye out for more on this story, because there could be even more to come out. There is footage of the fight, as Meltzer noted that there were security cameras around the backstage area.
It is currently unknown whether CM Punk had non-compete clause as part of his release. Either way, it doesn’t seem that he’s going back to WWE, because there is still a lot of heat there for him.
What’s your take on CM Punk’s current situation in pro wrestling? Does he only have himself to blame? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you think!