CM Punk has always managed to burn bridges with many companies he has been a part of and his reputation precedes him all the time. His time in AEW ended last week after Tony Khan finally fired him following a ton of drama and backstage unrest. Now it appears Eric Bischoff believes Khan should have fired Punk much earlier.
CM Punk was fired after his backstage altercation with Jack Perry just before his match with Samoa Joe at AEW All In. While Jack Perry remains suspended, Punk is simply no longer part of the company.
This drama was preceded by a lot more, especially his meltdown and subsequent backstage brawl at AEW All Out 2022. While speaking on the 83 Weeks podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff stated that he believes Tony Khan should have fired Punk much earlier, notably right after All Out 2022.
“I think it would’ve been better, in the long run, had Tony made this same decision months ago, when Punk had his meltdown at the press conference and made Tony look like a complete buffoon in the process. I would’ve pulled the trigger then, had it been me, but it wasn’t me, and I wasn’t familiar with all the circumstances, all of the issues. There’s a lot of things I didn’t know, and still don’t know.”
Ringside News also exclusively reported that CM Punk wants fans to believe WWE is an option for him. We’ll have to wait and see what will become of The Second City Saint in the end.
What do you make of what Eric Bischoff had to say? Do you feel CM Punk got too many second chances in AEW? Share your thoughts in the comments below!