CM Punk On AEW Buying ROH: ‘I Don’t Want Vince To Own Any Of My Footage’

CM Punk On AEW Buying ROH: ‘I Don’t Want Vince To Own Any Of My Footage’ ROH

AEW president Tony Khan made a huge announcement on last week’s (March 2) episode of AEW Dynamite, which was that he had purchased Ring of Honor.

Along with purchasing the company, Khan now owns the rights to the ROH tape library, which includes the very first All In show, as well as matches featuring current top AEW names like Bryan Danielson, the Young Bucks and CM Punk.

CM Punk spoke about Khan’s acquisition of the promotion on the AEW Revolution media scrum, where he spoke about being happy that Khan owns his footage instead of Vince McMahon.

He said:

“It was either Tony was going to buy it or Vince was going to buy it. I don’t want Vince to own any of my footage. He owns enough of it and owns enough of it that I don’t get paid off. People need to understand that when I left, I was asking questions about the Network, which had not been launched yet. I was saying, ‘How am I going to paid off this? We don’t even understand what the pay scale is. I don’t know if I get paid off the date of a pay-per-view, off a buy rate, you guys already throw darts at an imaginary board and pay me whatever you want. I still get royalties, that’s the only hardcopy thing I see, DVD sales. Once all the DVDs go away and you’re putting stuff on the Network, I’m not getting paid. Or am I? Tell me. Let’s talk about it.’ ‘My guy, you’re good. Don’t worry about it.’ They couldn’t tell me. Now, I watch my royalty checks, which I still get, dwindle to nothing, because they put everything on the Network and the boys don’t get paid. That’s not just me. That’s everybody. That’s criminal,”

Punk paid homage to his time in Ring of Honor on last night’s AEW Revolution pay-per-view, entering to his old theme song and wrestling in his old attire. Punk has spoken about the entrace since, and what it meant to him.

transcription via Fightful

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