Major Update On CM Punk’s Scathing AEW Comments

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CM Punk is back in the news after posting and then quickly deleting an Instagram story that blasted AEW President Tony Khan, Chris Jericho, and Jon Moxley.

Only days after Punk won the AEW World Championship from Adam Page at Double or Nothing in May 2022, he was forced to vacate the title due to injury. While he was out, Jon Moxley became the Interim Champion.

CM Punk made his return to the company that August and he and Moxley were on a collision course to determine who the undisputed World Champion should be. They met on the August 24th edition of Dynamite and Mox quickly defeated Punk to be named the one and only champion, however, the Voice of the Voiceless went on to capture the title from him at All Out less than two weeks later.

It was here that Punk took issue with Khan in his Instagram post, claiming that he tried to get him to go back for the Dynamite match before he was fully cleared to wrestle, something he refused to do. He also said that Moxley refused to lose to him and that’s why the squash match happened in the first place.

“SIGH. I wasn’t cleared to come back to wrestle yet. Then the plan was to wrestle at the ppv. I sat and listened to moxleys Rocky three idea. I explained how I’d never seen a Rocky movie. I and thought the idea sucked but if the boss wanted to do it whatever. He said he wouldn’t lose to me. I’d never experienced someone refusing to lose to me. I just laughed.

“I asked Tony if this was what he wanted. He said yes. He’s the boss so I said okay but I’d need to be cleared first. They kept saying it could just be a squash so I didn’t need to be cleared. I scoffed at that. My health is more important.”

He also hit out at the Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer, calling him a “liar”, and accused Chris Jericho of being a “stooge”.

CM Punk’s post has led to people losing confidence that he will return to AEW

In an update on the situation between Punk and All Elite Wrestling following his comments, Fightful Select has reported that sources within the company have “lost confidence that Punk would be returning after the March 23 post.”

This comes on the heels of a more optimistic report on Wrestling Observer Radio which claimed the star wanted “back in” to the company.

Fightful also noted that they had been told Punk was willing to apologise for his comments at the infamous All Out media scrum, but “there was a lot of context absent from that claim — specifically to whom, or whether it’d be publicly or privately.” However, he is said to have “expressed some form of regret”.