WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley has commented on CM Punk’s scathing remarks following All Out, calling them “disastrous.”
Following his AEW World Title win at All Out, CM Punk let all his frustrations out at the post-show media scrum where he took aim at everyone from The Young Bucks to Colt Cabana. This led to a physical fight backstage that The Bucks, Punk, Kenny Omega, and Punk’s friend and AEW producer among others suspended by the company.
Speaking on Foley Is Pod [first available at AdFreeShows.com], Mick Foley has had his say on CM Punk’s actions and says there is a time and a place for showing such emotions but after a huge title win is neither:
“Anything that takes away from the joy and the prestige of winning that title is counterproductive. So if Punk is on camera and he’s not filled with joy, and he’s letting bitterness and anger come out, I think that detracts from the title. By that standard, everything that … Punk did was disastrous, because it put Tony Khan in a bad position. … It was just really unfortunate. You don’t want to see that side of your superstars.”
“I can’t imagine going backstage and being angry or bitter, or taking the joy out of the experience for our fans. There’s a time and a place, maybe, to play with emotions, and if you have something substantial that can make people feel strange in their gut, but not after a title win.”