Ric Flair has now given his opinion on the controversy surrounding CM Punk’s Post-All Out “Pipe Bomb”.
Speaking on his podcast To Be The Man, the 16 time world champion gave his two cents on the recent drama in All Elite Wrestling surrounding Punk and The Elite. Ric Flair said:
“I’ve been watching this from afar. It’s very entertaining. If it’s entertainment the fans want, it’s entertainment they’re getting, and Punk is giving a lot of it.
“He’s creating excitement now, and if he’s not afraid to say it…. I like the way he said I’ll walk down the hall and be ready. That’s Harley Race talking right there. I don’t know if he’s that tough but I love it. That’s old-time stuff right there, it is. You got a problem with me, you can find me, right there in the building,”
Ric Flair then went on to add:
“I actually thought it was pretty cool if what I’m told, and I don’t know about who won the fight or who did what, but the fact that Punk said, ‘I’m here in the building if you wanna find me,’ something like that, I like that. It’s probably not what Tony or anybody wants to hear, but if he has the courage to say that and he feels that strongly about somebody, hey, I don’t blame him for saying it. I don’t know.
“I like Omega and I like the Young Bucks, so I don’t know what the heat could possibly be. They seem to me like really easy guys to get along with, but I don’t know them that well. For me, it’s how they treat me as an individual, and they treat me great. I had a chance to be around Kenny a lot when he wrestled [Andrade] in Mexico and really got to know him pretty good, and Young Bucks have always been awesome.
“So I don’t know. CM Punk, I don’t know him. But he said it and I don’t know anything about Colt Cabana. I have no idea what’s going on there. He seems to be under Punk’s skin a little bit. I know nothing about that,”
While Ric Flair seems to be loving all the backstage chaos in AEW, things haven’t been simple for the promotion’s owner Tony Khan. After the reported backstage altercation at All Out, multiple high profile personalities involved ended up getting suspended, including Executive Vice Presidents Kenny Omega, and the Young Bucks.
Meanwhile on Punk’s side, the now former AEW World Champion underwent surgery later in the week due to him injuring his triceps during a dive in his AEW All Out main event match against Jon Moxley. There is currently no timeline on how long he will be sidelined.