Jon Moxley Says He “Bent Over Backwards” For Tony Khan And CM Punk

CM Punk and Jon Moxley

After CM Punk claimed Jon Moxley didn’t want to lose to him during their feud, the Blackpool Combat Club member has now given his side of the story.

On March 23rd, CM Punk appeared to take a blowtorch to any suggestion that he might be returning to AEW in the near future. In a post on social media, the star took aim at Jon Moxley, Tony Khan, Chris Jericho, and Dave Meltzer.

As part of his latest salvo, Punk claimed that Moxley refused to lose him during their feud, and rubbished Moxley’s idea of using a variation of the story from the movie Rocky III. Speaking during an appearance on The Sessions with his wife Renee Paquette, Jon Moxley has now offered his thoughts on how it all went down.

The former World Champion initially tried to keep a lid on his emotions, saying that he didn’t want to get dragged into the situation.

“No, because nothing has unfolded. It’s f***ing annoying. Just because somebody said some stupid sh*t on social media, that’s not news. But it is, and it ends up being a thing. I don’t want to get dragged into this dumb sh*t. I could f***ing unload on a lot of f***ing people right now. And when I start getting dragged into this sh*t it tempts me to do that but I’m not going to f***ing sink to that level.”

Continuing on, Moxley revealed that he was actually working without a contract during the summer of 2022, after being hesitant to sign a new long-term deal.

Speaking specifically about the night Punk came back to AEW, Moxley said he was open to working with the star. This is despite to being under contract with AEW at the time. The star said that in reality, he was “bending over backwards for Tony Khan and this dude [CM Punk]” even though he was a free agent.

“The night in what’s-his-dicks [CM Punk] talking about, Minneapolis, is the night he came back, hopping on one foot after me and Jericho wrestled. Badass match by the way. We’re talking later about stuff. Bear in mind, and this is my point, I basically don’t work there. For all intents and purposes. I don’t even work here. Tony [Khan] is not my boss. I don’t even have to be in this room. I don’t have to do sh*t.

So even me being in this room and offering and agreeing to a storyline that puts you over at the Pay-Per-View [All Out 2022] if anything, I am bending over backwards for Tony and for this dude, and for the company. Because I didn’t have to do sh*t. If anything, I was bending over backwards. So that’s it. It’s not even controversial. I’m just telling you [how it is.]”

Jon Moxley Says AEW Has More Drama Than Anywhere Else

During the conversation, Moxley also discussed his frustration with the backstage wrangling that seems to surround AEW. The former World Champion said that he hasn’t seen “so much bullsh*t drama in one place in my entire f*cking life.“

H/t to SEScoops