CM Punk secretly met with AEW President Tony Khan in Chicago on Tuesday, as seen in a tweet below, a sign that he may not be fired.
Sources: Keep getting asked about CM Punk. Here's what I know: Tony Khan met w/Punk in Chicago on Tuesday. The talk "was constructive". What that means who knows but Steel being suspended is being seen as a sign he won't be fired. He still could be. Lot of moving parts still.
— Steven Muehlhausen (@SMuehlhausenJr) September 7, 2022
Freddie Prinze Jr. discussed CM Punk’s AEW drama on his podcast. “This should have been about the return of MJF. He’s going against CM Punk, which was the best storyline in wrestling in the last 20 freakin years, and because of a bunch of backstage bullsh*t, everybody’s talking about guys that aren’t even wrestling for the friggin championship. They’re not talking about this storyline. MJF was a friggin afterthought which is disgusting.”
“If they’re just making all this up to get people to go, ‘Oh, we got to have a big media conference thing like UFC and get people to talk about it’, and all this backstage fighting and calling people clowns and children, if this is a work, they screwed up. That’s bad writing because everyone should be talking about MJF. They should be talking about professional wrestlers, not goofy Soap Opera drama stuff backstage.”
“Apparently, CM Punk does not like a handful of people in the locker room, a large handful of people. It seems like it’s The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega based on comments that he said, talking about EVPs, executive vice presidents that should not be EVPs because they behave like children. He said a lot of hardcore stuff. He sounds a lot like John Cena when CM Punk was the one saying a lot of sh*t that people didn’t like, which is kind of weird. He said it. ‘If you have a problem with me, come confront me.’
He needs to do the exact same thing. I hope he is. Apparently there was some confrontation backstage, which is I think the only good part of this whole thing because hopefully they can just have the fist, beat each other’s ass, and then it’s done. That’s how men solved things in the 80s and 90s. It just stopped one day. I don’t know why. That’s why we have these ongoing 30-year beefs now because nobody just gets cracked.” WrestlingNews.co transcribed these remarks.