Eric Bischoff has branded the situation around CM Punk “a joke,” reiterating his stance that the star has “sh*t the bed” since joining AEW.
The wrestling world still reeling from the events of September 4th in Chicago. After winning the AEW World Championship in the main event of All Out, CM Punk appeared in the post-show media scrum and launched an astonishing verbal attack on Colt Cabana, the Young Bucks, Kenny Omega and Hangman Adam Page.
Incredibly during the whole tirade, AEW President Tony Khan was sat just feet away, and allowed to continue unchecked to the surprise of many.
His comments sparked a brawl backstage and has led to a number of suspensions.
Eric Bischoff has been a critic of both AEW and CM Punk in recent months, often questioning the wisdom of paying the star so highly. While he has scoffed at suggestions from Tony Khan that AEW are in a competitive war with WWE.
Speaking on his Strictly Business podcast, Bischoff gave his take on the post-All Out situation. The former WCW President said that what happened as a “joke” and a “disaster” before adding that Punk is being paid more than he’s worth.
“It’s a joke,” Bischoff candidly said on his podcast, Strictly Business. “A disaster. Clearly. But even if you wouldn’t have had what happened Sunday, even if Punk hadn’t had his whiny ass b*tch meltdown and eviscerate his boss, who’s paying him millions of dollars, far more than he’s worth.”
Bischoff went on to reaffirm his stance that since Punk has joined AEW he’s “sh*t the bed.”
“I’m disappointed, and I was hopeful like a lot of people, but clearly, since he’s arrived there, in my opinion, he s*** the bed. The guy can’t have a match without being hurt and put on the shelf for six months. He’s old, he’s brittle and he’s bitter. Move him on, next.”
In the aftermath of All Out, both the AEW World Championship and the World Trios Championships were declared vacant. While a tournament is underway to crown a new World Champion, Death Triangle have already won the Trios Titles.
As for Punk it’s understood that he requires surgery and will be out of action for up to eight months, regardless of any disciplinary action.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.