CM Punk said a lot of things when he sat down on that now-infamous night after AEW All Out last year.
Among Punk running down Hangman Page and the Elite, Punk had referenced that Hangman had jeopardised the company’s first million dollar gate (at Double or Nothing in 2022, headlined by Page vs Punk), before claiming that he was ‘trying to run a business’.
These comments from Punk had led to speculation that he may have had a stake in the company.
Speaking at the AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door media scrum, Khan was asked by David Bixenspan whether what Punk said was a colloquialism, or if there was truth to the speculation.
“That’s just a colloquialism. I own the business. I own the business, but he’s one of the top stars here and has an interest in AEW being a strong box office business. His return is helping us and helped launch AEW Collision with a great rating and he drives interest in our TV shows, pay-per-views, and merchandise. He’s a huge star for us. He’s definitely interested in the bottom line being strong and he wants the company to do well. That’s a colloquialism though.”
After the call, Khan had clarified to Bixenspan that Punk doesn’t have an ownership stake in the company.
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