CM Punk Responds To “Ticking Time Bomb” Claims

CM Punk holding his ears

CM Punk has been back in AEW for just seven days, but the whirlwind of controversy around the star seems to have already climbed to record levels.

Punk took an enforced break from AEW surrounded by complete chaos so it is perhaps fitting that he has returned in the same manner. His absence was confirmed by a serious triceps injury suffered at All Out back in September but was rubber-stamped by his remarkable press conference appearance and subsequent backstage fight after the event.

However, despite reports that covered just about every possibility imaginable, Punk returned to AEW on the debut episode of Collision on June 17th. This was preceeded by an interview where he was critical of Hangman Adam Page, and Punk also appeared on the June 19th edition of Dynamite.

Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer said that he’d been told by one “top name” that they left Dynamite in a bad mood because of the Punk situation, describing it as a “ticking time bomb.”

Naturally, Punk wasn’t going to let that slide and posted a short video of himself on his Instagram Stories featuring the Rancid song Time Bomb.

Dax Harwood Fires Back At Claims About CM Punk

CM Punk’s response came just hours after Dax Harwood also dismissed the reports in typically forthright fashion. Harwood claimed that there was no divisiveness backstage at Dynamite, before slamming the “top star” involved for “running to Dave,” instead of speaking to Punk directly.