CM Punk has never failed to burn bridges with almost every promotion he has worked with, especially with WWE. His time in AEW ended sooner than anyone could have expected as he was fired earlier this week. Now it appears Tony Khan has refused to comment on CM Punk possibly having a non-compete clause.

CM Punk ended up ruining his reputation after AEW All Out last year, where he took part in a backstage brawl with The Elite. When he came back to Collision, fans had hoped he would be a better man.

That wasn’t the case as CM Punk and Jack Perry had been suspended following their backstage confrontation at AEW All In, which eventually led to Tony Khan firing CM Punk. Khan would then provide the reason behind Punk’s firing.

While speaking during the post-AEW All Out media conference, AEW President Tony Khan was asked if there was a non-compete clause attached to Punk’s release. Khan refused to comment on Punk having any sort of clause.


I don’t want to discuss the terms of the separation in that sense. I very much want to thank CM Punk, Phil, for everything he did in AEW as a wrestler. I don’t think it was an easy decision for anybody on the discipline committee or the outside counsel or for me to do something like that. I do think it was the right move. As far as what’s going to happen in the future, I can’t speak to that. I’m not the attorneys who interpret all that language.”

That said, Punk may not have non-compete clause. CM Punk is expected to give a potentially explosive response after his AEW firing. We will have to wait and see what will become of CM Punk in the end.

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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