Jack Perry’s surprise appearance at NJPW Battle in the Valley event brought joy to AEW fans and he would go on to have solid run in NJPW, which is still going on even now. The Young Bucks are big supporters of Jack Perry and have now commented on Perry’s overall growth in pro wrestling.

AEW’s decision to air backstage footage of the altercation between CM Punk and Jack Perry that occurred at All In 2023 on the April 10th episode of AEW Dynamite intensified the ongoing conflict between the two wrestlers. By showcasing the incident on a major broadcast, AEW brought renewed attention to the dispute and may have escalated tensions further between Punk and Perry.

Jack Perry’s participation in the Windy City Riot show in Chicago, CM Punk’s hometown, was noteworthy due to his previous clash with Punk. Aware that he might face a hostile reception from the Chicago crowd because of his past conflict with Punk, Perry decided to lean into the controversy with his bold entrance.

Perry walked out draped in the Chicago flag, which was an audacious move given the location and the history between him and Punk. He also wore his “Cry me river” jacket, directly referencing the line that sparked the altercation with Punk.


Nicholas Jackson of The Young Bucks highlighted Jack Perry’s reception at NJPW’s Windy City Riot show in Chicago during the interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated. Jackson commented on Perry’s performance and the reaction he received from the audience, pointing out that Perry’s controversial altercation with CM Punk at All In may have been a pivotal moment in his career.

Nicholas Jackson noted that Perry has long been seen as a potential breakout star, and this recent incident could serve as a catalyst for his rise to greater prominence in professional wrestling.

“He’s been the next breakout star for a while now and he just needed something controversial to happen to him to open people’s eyes. It happened with us early on in our careers, too.”

“Jack Perry was one of my original AEW hires. I saw a video clip of him on the indies, and then I went and watched everything I could find. Years prior, I’d heard stories about a nine-year-old boy being brought to wrestling training in Southern California by his celebrity dad Luke Perry. I wondered, whatever happened to that kid? Apparently, he’d been working hard and turning into a heck of a talent. I watched the videos and thought, ‘Whoa. Young, handsome SoCal kid with a great head of hair. Seems misunderstood. Has tons of confidence. He reminds me a lot of me and Nicholas at his age.’ Coming back from Japan, Jack Perry now has that edge and swagger. Coming off all of this BS he’s been dealing with, he has a chip on his shoulder. He’s a dangerous cat right now and is about to blow up.”

Tony Khan has also acknowledged Jack Perry’s superstar status at NJPW Windy City Riot. Nevertheless, we will have to wait and see whether Perry will continue to become a big star in the coming months.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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