AEW sent shockwaves across the entire wrestling industry by revisiting their controversial real-life altercation between former AEW stars, CM Punk and Jack Perry backstage at AEW All In in London, with the Scapegoat taking his own way to respond to the company releasing the unseen footage this week on Dynamite.

During Perry’s appearance at the recent NJPW Windy City Riot event in Punk’s hometown of Chicago, he made multiple references to The Best in the World starting with his entrance, holding the Chicago flag and wearing a jacket with “Cry Me A River” written on the back.

The phrase “Cry Me A River” became significant after Perry said it to the camera following a spot with real glass during his match at All In London, which led to a confrontation between himself and the former AEW World champion.

During the bout, Perry continued the charade by mocking CM Punk, including attempting his finisher, the GTS (Go To Sleep) on his opponent Shota Umino. The Scapegoat also responded to chants of “You got choked out” and “no he didn’t” by putting Shota Umino into a chokehold, acknowledging the ongoing talk surrounding him.


Ultimately, Shota Umino defeated Jack Perry with a Death Rider, paying homage to his mentor Jon Moxley. While he did lose the bout, his actions surely garnered a lot of attention with the wrestling fans speculating the next development in this story.

What are your thoughts on Jack Perry making multiple references to CM Punk at NJPW Windy City Riot? Sound off in the comments!

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