Bobby Fish has extended an invitation to CM Punk for a fight while confirming his own free agent status after leaving AEW.
On August 31st it was reported that Bobby Fish would not be signing another contract with AEW. It was believed that his contract would be expiring around October 6th as that was when he made his debut with the company in 2021.
However, a further report suggested that Fish had left AEW immediately, with his final appearance coming on August 3rd.
Speaking on his new Undisputed Podcast, Fish has now confirmed that he is a free agent. The star revealed that he had been asking AEW President Tony Khan permission since May to compete in a kickboxing fight, adding “I don’t need anyone’s permission at this point.”
“Truth be told, since May, I have tried to get Tony Khan to sit down with me no less than five times to ask permission to do a kickboxing fight. It was actually something that I talked with other people in the company about, but I could never nail Tony down. In Tony’s defence, he’s a busy man, especially on TV days. It is what it is. I wanted permission to do a fight. I couldn’t get there with Tony. Now, it’s no secret, I don’t need anyone’s permission at this point,”
The biggest story in wrestling at present is the explosive post-AEW All Out press conference and the fight that followed between CM Punk, Ace Steel, The Young Bucks and a number of other important figures.
While assessing the chaos, Fish extended an invitation to Punk for a fight.
“I’ll indulge. Let’s just make this a formal invitation to Phil [CM Punk]. I’m down. If that’s the direction he wants to go, he can pick the time, the place, we can do it in Chicago. It can be boxing, kickboxing, MMA. We can do this bare knuckle. Whatever sounds good to Phil. He can pick the weight, the place, let’s make it official. Phil, LET’S FUCKING GOOO!”
It has since been reported that there are “pending legal issues” surrounding the incident, which is why no one from AEW has commented on the incident.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.