Tony Khan Never Considered Having CM Punk Relinquish The AEW World Title

Tony Khan Never Considered Having CM Punk Relinquish The AEW World Title AEW

It appears that Tony Khan never considered having CM Punk relinquish the AEW World Championship after the news of his injury.

On this week’s Road To AEW Dynamite, Punk explained the decision for him to not vacate the AEW World Title following the news of his foot injury.

He said:

“I probably wasn’t as clear as I should have been [explaining the situation on Rampage]. I offered to relinquish the title, but Tony told me that under no circumstances was I allowed to do that. It means a lot to me that this place as a whole believes in me enough to let me just go get fixed.”

Speaking with Busted Open Radio, AEW President Tony Khan spoke about the injury to Punk and expressed some anxiety mixed with optimism about the champion’s return.

Khan said:

“It is a setback, but we’re really excited to get CM Punk back. He’s gonna have surgery here very quickly and I am very nervous about it, but on the other hand, pretty optimistic because he’s gonna be seeing one of the top doctors in the entire world and someone really renowned in sports medicine. We were fortunate to be able to get him in quickly. So I’m excited to get him back.”

Khan also explained his decision to determine an Interim AEW World Champion, saying:

“[It’s] Based on what happens in real fights, and to me, in the world of fighting, this is what you do. You have a great champion, and if they’re injured, you name an interim champion and set up an exciting unification fight. And I think we have a great chance to set something exciting up.”

As previously noted, the battle royal to determine who will face Jon Moxley on tonight’s AEW Dynamite will be held under Casino Battle Royale rules.

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