The backstage brawl following All Out may have seemingly ended CM Punk’s time in AEW, but not before he called FTR’s Dax Harwood to break the news on what had happened.
Speaking on the debut episode of The FTR podcast, Harwood discussed how Punk video called that night, and explained what had gone down between himself and other stars such as Kenny Omega.
“All the boys in the locker room were drinking and having a good time, and we were hugging, I have picture of me and Jay Lethal on the ground together just laughing our ass off. I had my wife and daughter there, Cash had his girlfriend. It was such a great time. After our match was over, I shower up, we had a couple of drinks with the guys real quick, grab my girls, and head back to the hotel.
I was laying in bed and I got a text from one of the wrestlers that said, ‘is this sh*t true?’ I had no idea what he was talking about. Right after that, I got a call from my buddy CM Punk and he told me what happened. I said, ‘You’re lying to me dude. There is no way that happened.’ He was covered in blood from the match.
He FaceTimed me, it was that night. He said, ‘I want to let you know, you’re going to hear some things. I want you to hear it from me. This is what happened.’ I said, ‘Dude, are you okay? Do you need anything? I’ll come right now to help you out, get you cleaned.’ ‘No, no, everything is fine, it’s died down, we’re good.’ That’s when I first heard about it,”
CM Punk Wanted To Have Fun
Harwood and Punk have become close friends in AEW, and the tag team star gave a glimpse into another side of the former World Champion others may not have seen. This included buying Starbucks gift cards for the women’s locker room.
Harwood added that Punk was so happy being back wrestling, that he had no designs on becoming AEW World Champion and simply wanted to lift other talent.
“To be honest, he told me, when they were going to put the belt on him, that he didn’t want the belt. He said, ‘I just want to have fun,’ but he understood that Tony putting the belt on him would put AEW in a better light.”
CM Punk has recently teased a return to WWE, but when asked about the possibility of a return to the company, Harwood would welcome the former WWE Champion, claiming that AEW need the Chicago born Punk.
“I hope that he comes back. I feel that AEW should have the Young Bucks in their locker room. AEW should have Kenny Omega in the locker room. I know that I feel AEW should have CM Punk in the locker room.”
H/T to Fightful