CM Punk’s run in All Elite Wrestling appears to have all but officially come to an end.
Punk last appeared for the company on the AEW All Out post-show media scrum, where he went on a now infamous rant against the executive vice presidents of the company.
The situation led to a backstage altercation which resulted in both Punk and the Elite being suspended from the company, and Ace Steel being fired.
Since then, reports have emerged of the current AEW locker room being ‘anti-Punk’, with the Elite now back on AEW television.
However, one person who was not anti-Punk was FTR’s Dax Harwood, who spoke to Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp and showered Punk with praise.
“CM Punk. Again, the same thing as Sasha. A man who, obviously has his detractors, and not just in AEW, around the wrestling world. And sometimes his detractors are louder than him, and get their news out more than he does. But again it all comes from a place of passion.
“When he first came into the company, and I remember talking to Cash and I said ‘if this motherf**ker comes in, if he says something to me about how I dress, like dress code or whatever. I said we’re gonna have a problem’ and he came in, and he was the complete opposite.
“He had his door always open, invited people in, watched matches of the young wrestlers that asked him to. Stuck around until the end of the show and anybody that questions, he would answer the questions. He loves wrestling. He is, just like me, unabashedly is a professional wrestling fan. Just like Sasha. I talk to him every day and whatever he decides to do in his life, I hope it brings him happy and joy.”
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Dax is set to collide with Bryan Danielson on tonight’s AEW Dynamite show (November 30).
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