A WWE Hall of Famer has shared his thoughts on CM Punk and The Elite’s suspensions from All Elite Wrestling.
After the All Out pay-per-view, CM Punk went on a scathing tirade on Colt Cabana, Hangman Page, Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks at the post media scrum. Following the comments, Punk got into a backstage brawl with The Elite that also included Ace Steel.
In the days that followed, AEW President Tony Khan suspended all those involved in the fight even officials who were separating the participants.
Khan also stripped CM Punk of the AEW World Championship and The Elite of the World Trios Championships.
Speaking on the Kliq This podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash discussed this entire ordeal and shared his thoughts.
On his former WWE rival CM Punk’s comments at the scrum, Nash said:
“At 42 years old, Phil is tired. He’s tired. He’s beat up. I was in the ring at 55 when he was cutting the promo on me, ‘click click, I can hear your knees. Lol, I thought you were dead.’ That motherf**ker is cutting that promo on me and he sits there at 42-years-old, I guess in retrospect, when I thought about it, oh no, he didn’t lose his s**t, that’s toxic f**king shock. He didn’t pull his tampon out. He’s f**king got toxic shock syndrome. I thought about it, googled him, forty f**king two. Dude didn’t wrestle for ten f**king years. It’s like a 75 El Dorado with 102 miles on it. Motherf**ker, don’t tell me you’re tired. Don’t tell me you’re 75. Shut the f**k up. On top of that, all you guys at AEW, you dumb motherf**kers. Your 1099s, you were painting somebodies house, you got into a fight, and they told you, ‘you’re all suspended.’ Wasn’t it after the deal? You guys can’t work that out? I haven’t heard if they are being suspended without pay.”
Nash’s co-host Sean Oliver noted that Executive Vice Presidents Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks had been suspended with pay, which has not been said by All Elite Wrestling.
The former Diesel replied:
“So they are the f**king cop that shoots the guy 23 times in the back and then sits at his desk. That’s an effective way to manage. What a bunch of s**t.”
Addressing Punk’s return overall, Nash said:
“I watched Phil come back, I watched everything he did. He made sure that he made everybody before he beat them. He was a pro. He could have gone out there, his run got cut, basically, politically. He had too much heat. Deserved. I see a lot of me in him. He’s a little bit of a prick. He had his run, he has the number of how many shirts they sold. He can throw that in somebody’s face if he had to. He did a good job then he got hurt, came back, I don’t know the specifics. I know the Hangman interview upset him. What happens when you do that work-shoot s**t, you do get a ‘Sunny Days,’ that can wreck somebody’s life at home.”
Another top WWE name has also addressed the All Out backstage fight and questioned whether it was a work or not.
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