Video: Tony Khan addresses the CM Punk firing

Sep 3, 2023 - by Steve Gerweck

Tony Khan says CM Punk endangered innocent people backstage which is why he had to terminate his contract. He said he felt endangered at a wrestling show for the first time because of Punk.

8 Responses

  1. Pete Haines says:

    What a spoiled brat. Khan has grown up pampered and doesn’t know how hard the real world is.

  2. Bob Sanders says:

    It’s honestly about time. Punk has always been a locker Room Cancer. Maybe he should shut up and smoke a bowl might be less of a prick that way

  3. Denis says:

    No Punk is old school and isn’t afraid to say what’s on his mind. Todays wrestlers can’t handle criticism and AEW better grow up or they will disappear. You don’t fire arguably the most recognized name to todays casual fan to appease your glorified Indy workers who only diehard fans know not if you want to build viewership

  4. art123guy says:

    Just wondering…have those defending Punk not heard reports that he lunged at Tony? What owner would/should ignore that and keep an employee? That would explain that Tony felt ‘his safety was in danger ‘.

    It’s sad to Punk go as I think he would be great for the company if he could keep his temper in check. Without him, Collision id doomed to be another AEW mess of a show.

  5. Kyle Christie says:

    @art123guy – I think that’s the main thing that got him fired was lunging at Tony although apparently, this was worse than what’s being reported so I can’t blame Tony for firing him.
    Agreed. Mox said it best, “Fragile mind, fragile ego, fragile body” (or something along those lines). Collision is in a bad time slot as apparently there is a lot of other sports on at that time (I live in UK so I’ve no clue) but if they keep it live, keep up the feuds, keep things interesting etc, it will be alright but if it turns into another Rampage / Dark with squash matches all the time then yikes.

  6. art123guy says:

    @Kyle Christie–Cornette reads off the ratings for AEW and Collision, while having few viewers, doesn’t lose as many as Dynamite. Collision was more old school and I think that was because of Punk. Without Punk, I see Collision being just another AEW show.

  7. Pete Haines says:

    Punk is soft. AEW is soft.

  8. Luke says:

    Exactly what I’m afraid of. For me, Punk as a performer can come or go, but it seems he was the only person in AEW with any influence over the overall product that actually wanted things to make sense. I think the All Out main event showed us where things are headed.

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