wrestling legend CM Punk Not far from the news.
Sixth longest reign WWE An all-time champion, he has won titles with Ring of Honor and his current promotion All elite wrestlingHas won his World Championship twice, most recently in September this year.
As is often the case in sports, wrestlers are never far from controversy and CM Punk is no different.
He recently struggled John Moxley Won the World Championship at the AEW All Out pay-per-view event on September 4. Despite the positive result, Punk lashed out at the post-match media scrum.
Why does CM Punk have heat with AEW?
Punk originally spoke out to address rumors that his former friend Colt Cabana tried to use his own influence within the promotion to move to Ring of Honor.
He described Cabana as someone who “didn’t want to see me at the top,” adding that he “hasn’t been friends with this guy since at least 2014” and “wanted nothing to do with him.”
He criticized campaign executive vice presidents Kenny Omega and Matt and Nick Jackson, saying they were “irresponsible people who call themselves EVPs” and that they “couldn’t manage the ****** target.”
These comments are clearly controversial among AEW fans and they have recently let their feelings be known.
At the AEW Full Gear event in Jersey on November 19th, the crowd could clearly be heard chanting “F*** CM Punk” and boy was it loud!
Video: CM Punk chants in AEW full gear
Despite being a popular figure in general, it seems Punk’s comments were over the top. He attacked “Hangman” Adam Page as “empty-headed” and “didn’t do a damn thing in this business.”
Several reports from wrestling publications stated that Punk’s comments caused a legitimate fight backstage between him, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, and Ace Steel; A few weeks later Punk took his arm off in a brace.
Everyone involved was immediately suspended from the promotion by owner Tony Khan, with Punk stripped of his World Championship title. John Moxley won it on September 21st at a Dynamite event, before being defeated by MJF in Full Gear last night.
Punk has yet to return to the promotion, and it is unknown if he will. Ace Steel was released, the Young Bucks and Kenny Omega were back last night.
If CM Punk’s final fight for the promotion goes all out, it’s definitely not the ending he wanted, even though he’s put his name out there in the headlines.
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