“F**king joke man, you’re a clown,” CM Punk reveals the exact moment he decided to quit AEW following backstage altercation with Jack Perry

The Voice of the Voiceless turned up straight edge in AEW rant.


“F**king joke man, you’re a clown,” CM Punk reveals the exact moment he decided to quit AEW following backstage altercation with Jack Perry

CM Punk and Jack Perry [via- Wrestle Ops on X]

Back when Jack Perry hurled at the camera and showed CM Punk what real glass looked like, there was already a discourse on the internet. That implicit yet obvious slur was aimed at The Best in the World. Everyone’s cognizant of the post-match backstage altercation Perry and Punk had as a result of the former being visibly outspoken during the AEW All In Zero Hour.

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Up until now, some vague stories were floating around. However, the incident that eventually saw CM Punk get fired from All Elite Wrestling had seemingly been unscrupulously distorted. These revelations were made by Punk himself. Earlier today, the 45-year-old joined Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour for an in-studio conversation. In a nutshell, he has had enough, saying in Tony Khan‘s face that his company was “a f**king joke” and that he quit.

Before that, Punk narrated what exactly went down. Once Jack Perry came back through the curtains after his pre-show match with Hook, The Second City Saint got in his face. The latter asked Perry why he insisted on doing that “dumb internet sh*t” when even the doctors and Tony Schiavone were against that spot. Jungle Boy, apparently pompous, asked the Chicago native to do something about it if he had a problem.

I thought I was doing the responsible thing, I didn't punch anybody, I just choked somebody a little bit. Samoa Joe was there, told me to stop, then I quit. I turned to Tony, I said this place is a f**king joke man, you're a clown, I quit.
CM Punk on his backstage scuffle with Jack Perry at AEW All In

Punk smirked while responding that he didn’t punch anybody, but he just choked someone a little bit, alluding to the 26-year-old. Following the ill-famed hubbub, The Straight Edge Superstar ran up to Tony Khan, called him a clown, and bowed out of the company. Punk, however, did go out to wrestle Samoa Joe, despite being up in arms.

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What positives did CM Punk draw out of AEW?

One must be wondering whether CM Punk regretted being a part of AEW. To answer it in one word, no. During the aforementioned interview, he kept wishing the best for his friends who are still employed with the Jacksonville-based promotion.

CM Punk in AEW
CM Punk in AEW [via- Wrestle Ops on X]

And Punk cherished the opportunity he got to work with the icon, Sting. The Straight Edge Superstar mentioned that the positives outweighed the negatives.

Even though he looked at his AEW acquisition as something that would’ve been beneficial for the business as a whole, the Seahawks buff realized he was brought on board for different reasons.

Punk lauded MJF and the on-screen drama they could create. The WWE Superstar claimed feuding with The Salt of the Earth was probably his favorite AEW memory.

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