The wrestling world was left in shock when AEW announced the firing of CM Punk, a decision that left fans and pundits alike clamouring for answers. Tony Khan, the man at the helm of AEW, recently addressed this controversial decision, shedding light on the reasons behind Punk’s sudden departure.
AEW’s latest Collision show, which had been heavily promoted with CM Punk’s involvement, became the stage for Tony Khan to address the elephant in the room.
This week’s show, held in Chicago, was already buzzing with anticipation following the unexpected announcement of Punk’s release.
The Chicago fans, known for their passionate support, were chanting for Punk before the show commenced.
Tony Khan Fires CM Punk: The Reason Behind the Release
Tony Khan didn’t mince words when he spoke on camera at the start of AEW Collision this week. He highlighted the challenging nature of the decision, revealing that it wasn’t taken lightly.
Khan disclosed that the decision to release Punk came after consultations with external legal counsel and a disciplinary committee. Both entities strongly recommended Punk’s departure from AEW.
But what was the reason for such a drastic measure? Khan unveiled that, for the first time in his wrestling career, he felt a genuine sense of danger due to Punk’s actions:
These actions, which took place at the ‘All In’ event, potentially put other individuals at risk, especially those who had no involvement in Punk’s altercation with fellow wrestler, Jack Perry.