The aftermath of the AEW All Out 2022 event’s media scrum turned into an unexpected disaster that continues to reverberate through the wrestling world more than a year later. Controversy stemming from the incident remains a hot topic online, causing ongoing discord among those involved.
Recent developments have seen Chris Jericho and CM Punk’s lawyer, Stephen P. New, embroiled in public dispute. Jericho claimed he never signed a non-disclosure agreement following the Brawl Out incident, prompting a swift response from New. The lawyer affirmed that all participants in the backstage brawl had indeed signed lifelong NDAs. This disagreement escalated when New suggested that the NDA should be outlined in Jericho’s employee handbook, leading to heated exchange between Jericho and New.
Jim Cornette has now entered the fray is taking aim at Chris Jericho. Cornette called upon Jericho to cease his denials regarding the incident and went on to assert that CM Punk had a substantial impact on AEW’s business, a claim he believed Jericho couldn’t match.
In Twitter post, Cornette wrote, “God, Chris, it’s Xmas–slap Tony’s d*** out of your mouth, you’ve got his Dad’s money the next 10 years & the Buckaroos will still let you play with the cool kids. You don’t have to tell the truth, just QUIT LYING, Punk is sorry he made a difference in AEW business & you haven’t.”
The fallout from AEW All Out 2022 has left a lasting mark on the company for various reasons, and the situation continues to grow increasingly convoluted for those involved in the backstage brawl. Despite the ongoing drama, there is hope that eventually, everyone can put this chapter behind them and move forward.
What’s your view on what Jim Cornette had to say? Do you feel Chris Jericho is simply lying about the NDA claim he made? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!