CM Punk was fired from AEW after his backstage confrontation with Jack Perry before All In London started. That was an unfortunate incident, and it could have been avoided.
Chris Jericho has seen a lot during his decades in the pro wrestling business. In fact, he’s been involved in a backstage confrontation or two in the past. That being said, he had to comment on CM Punk’s fiasco, because it is unavoidable.
While speaking on his Talk Is Jericho podcast, Chris Jericho addressed Punk’s departure. He also stated that he spoke with Punk before that whole ordeal with Jack Perry went down. It seemed like a pleasant enough conversation, but Punk apparently wasn’t in the mood to joke.
“I don’t want to dwell on this or talk about, but I should address it. CM Punk, no longer with AEW, Wembley was his last match, which what a way to go out if you’re going to go out. I did speak to him, briefly, I was going to do a frankensteiner off the top, and I know that he does that sometimes, so I was curious if he was going to do it. I went and talked to him for a bit, asked if he was going to do it, he wasn’t.”
“I told him I was going to do the GTS, with a straight face, and I think for a second he thought that I was going to. I was joking, of course. I did see him that day. It’s a regretful moment, what happened, but Tony Khan made his decision. CM Punk was a big part of AEW from the time he was here and if you’re going to go out, he went out on top by having this big match with Samoa Joe in a sold out stadium. That’s my thoughts on that.”
After Chris Jericho made that joke, CM Punk could have always said, “it’s a good thing I brushed up on how to do the Lionsault,” but he didn’t. Punk thought Jericho was serous, and that could go on to give us a bit more insight on his mindset at the time.
CM Punk and Chris Jericho will likely never wrestle for the same company again. That being said, it seems like they didn’t have a lot of heat with each other at all. In fact, Jericho was able to joke with Punk about using his signature move, and it would have been great to be a fly on the wall for that meeting.
We will have to see if CM Punk ever wrestles again. Odds are he won’t be seen in a pro wrestling ring for quite some time. On the other hand, Chris Jericho is still going strong in AEW as the company figures out a lot of new creative directions without CM Punk in the mix.
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