CM Punk hasn’t been seen on AEW television since defeating Jon Moxley for the AEW World Championship at All Out.
The aftermath of the pay-per-view overshadowed his second title win, however, as Punk launched into a verbal tirade at the post-show media scrum. He called out former friend Colt Cabana, ‘Hangman’ Adam Page, and though he didn’t mention them by name, the AEW EVP’s, who he said “couldn’t manage a Target.”
The brawl that ensued between Punk and the EVP’s in Punk’s dressing room has now become the stuff of legend, and everyone involved was suspended. While The Elite made their returns to the company at Full Gear, Punk’s future in All Elite Wrestling remained in doubt.
Though reports indicated that talks between Punk and AEW were going well, a now-deleted Instagram post blasting Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, and others seemed to renew tensions. The post called Jericho a “stooge” and a “liar.”
Jericho took part in the post-All Out media scrum following Punk’s outburst and was praised as a locker room leader in the aftermath. He’s reportedly become one of Tony Khan’s closest confidants and has been outspoken about his feelings toward Punk, calling him a “locker room cancer.”
With recent news that Punk is indeed on his way back to AEW and even expected to work with Jericho once he’s back in the company, many wondered if a meeting between him and Jericho would in fact take place.
CM Punk Had “Relatively Uneventful” Meeting With Chris Jericho
According to a new report from Fightful Select, the two did have a meeting sometime last week. Though there wasn’t much optimism in the locker room ahead of the meeting, sources close to the situation indicate that it was relatively uneventful, especially considering the longstanding issues between the two of them.
Continuing, the report states that when Punk first made his way to All Elite Wrestling, Jericho approached him to clear the air on previous issues between the two, saying that he wanted to let bygones be bygones. Punk reportedly agreed, at least as long as they didn’t have further reason to have issues going forward.
According to the report, sources close to the situation believe the recent meeting between Punk and Jericho went well enough that the two could agree to work together in the future, although they also pointed to Punk’s volatile history as well as Jericho’s tendency to welcome confrontation as potential reasons for doubt.