UPDATE: Chris Jericho has now responded to CM Punk’s post – see Jericho’s response at this link.
CM Punk has blasted Tony Khan, Chris Jericho and more AEW stars in a now-deleted Instagram post.
Earlier today, Dave Meltzer took to the Wrestling Observer message boards, sharing information regarding the booking of CM Punk and Jon Moxley’s match heading into last year’s All Out pay-per-view.
Do you know why they didn’t advertise Punk vs. Moxley longer and why it had a short build? Because Punk agreed to it, then AEW got a legal letter saying he wasn’t down with it and wasn’t doing it and they didn’t know if he’d come until Tony put his foot down. There are a lot of nice things I can say about him, and you can absolutely argue his position on Moxley was correct, but you can’t argue he willingly did what he was asked in that scenario.
In response, Punk took to his Instagram stories to respond to Meltzer’s claim, blasting the company, Tony Khan, Chris Jericho and more in a post that was quickly deleted.
The post reads:
SIGH. I wasn’t cleared to come back to wrestle yet. Then plan was to wrestle at the ppv. I sat and listened to moxleys Rocky three idea. I explained how I’d never seen a Rocky movie.I and thought the idea sucked but if the boss wanted to do it whatever. He said he wouldn’t lose to me. I’d never experienced someone refusing to lose to me. I just laughed. I asked Tony if this was what he wanted. He said yes. He’s the boss so I said okay but I’d need to be cleared first. They kept saying it could just be a squash se l didn’t need to be cleared. I scoffed at that. My health i more important. Dave Meltzer is a liar. Jericho is a liar and a stooge. There were plans but plans always change but I’ll never put a company above my health ever again.
Punk captured the AEW World Championship at Double or Nothing against Hangman Adam Page last year, before getting injured on the following week’s episode of Dynamite.
Jon Moxley and CM Punk had their scheduled championship match prior to All Out, with Moxley beating Punk in short order to win the title in shocking fashion.
Punk and Moxley had their final match at All Out, where Punk regained the title, suffering a triceps injury in the process.
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