CM Punk – “I’m Too Old For This”

CM Punk

Throughout his career, CM Punk has never been far from controversy.

He was famously outspoken during his time with WWE, especially in leaving, and his AEW run has descended into complete chaos.

After rumours of locker room unrest, Punk went on the attack at the post-All Out media scrum and took aim at a number of top AEW figures. These comments sparked a brawl backstage and Punk hasn’t been seen on AEW television since. Although, it should be noted that he would have been unable to wrestle during this period regardless due to triceps surgery.

However, in recent weeks there have been hints that Punk could be training for a return, and reports that he was looking to get back into AEW. But Punk took a verbal flamethrower to those suggestions on Instagram on March 23rd.

The former World Champion blasted AEW boss Tony Khan, claimed Dave Meltzer is a liar, said Jon Moxley refused to lose to him and derided Chris Jericho as a liar and a stooge. Jericho is reported to have told Punk after All Out that he was a “cancer to the locker room, and a detriment to the company.” There have also been reports that Jericho was among a number of top AEW stars who assured the locker room that Punk wouldn’t appear for the company again.

Although Punk later deleted the post, he did share another a few hours later, quoting Roger Murtaugh’s famous catchphrase from the Lethal Weapon movies:

“I’m too old for this sh*t.”

CM Punk ‘Hidden’ On AEW Dynamite

On the March 22nd edition of AEW Dynamite, the show opened with a segment in the parking lot featuring a number of Punk’s adversaries. The Young Bucks had been left laying, with Kenny Omega and Adam Page checking on them. The Bucks eventually left in an ambulance.

Fans were also quick to notice some strategically placed cardboard in the background that covered up CM Punk’s face on the side of one of the production trucks.