CM Punk lost a match in mere minutes to Jon Moxley before All Out 2022, as the AEW Championship swapped hands and legitimised Moxley’s interim Championship reign.
Punk won the rematch at All Out 2022, but suffered an injury in the match which has kept him out of wrestling to this day. It was followed by an explosive press conference that saw CM Punk tear down The Elite and Colt Cabana, seemingly burning any bridges he had with AEW.
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Speaking on Renee Paquette’s podcast The Sessions, to talk about the recent drama surrounding CM Punk and AEW.
After a post by Dave Meltzer, CM Punk unloaded on Tony Khan and Jon Moxley, stating that he wrestled Moxley will not cleared from injury, and insulted the AEW Champions booking ideas, inspired by Rocky III.
During the interview with his wife, Jon Moxley revealed that he did not have an AEW contract all summer, wrestling for AEW. During this time, he held the Interim AEW Championship, and had huge matches with the likes of Chris Jericho, Hiroshi Tanahashi and CM Punk.
He also claimed that, because of his contract situation, he did not have to wrestle at All Out or put over CM Punk. He claimed that even being in the same room was “bending over” and doing them a favour.
I will say this. I will give you a tid bit of information from my point of view. The entire summer, I was not under contract [with AEW.] No contract. Free agent.
I was at Summerslam weekend wrestling Desperado and sht the day of Summerslam. Fing suplexed him on a bunch of aluminium cans and sht cut in half. It was fing dope. I could have walked into Summerslam that night with the AEW fing belt, if had I been so inclined. Nobody knew that because I don’t put my sh*t out there in the world and let everybody know every fing thing about my business.
The night in what’s-his-dicks [CM Punk) talking about, Minneapolis, is the night he came back, hopping on one foot after me and Jericho wrestled. Badass match by the way.
We’re talking later about stuff. Bear in mind, and this is my point, I basically don’t work there. For all intents and purposes. I don’t even work here. Tony [Khan] is not my boss. I don’t even have to be in this room. I don’t have to do shit. So even me being in this room and offering and agreeing to a storyline that puts you over at the Pay-Per- View [All Out 2022] if anything, I am bending over
You can listen to the full interview where Jon Moxley’s AEW contract situation comes up by clicking the Spotify link below.
What do you think about Jon Moxley’s comments on his contract, and the current CM Punk-AEW situation? Tell us down in the comments what you think, and if you want the former AEW Champion back in All Elite Wrestling.
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