Chris Jericho Reveals Backstage Conversation He Had With CM Punk At AEW All In
Chris Jericho spoke to CM Punk at AEW All In
Chris Jericho spoke to CM Punk before everything went wrong for the Second City Saint at AEW All In.
Punk was fired with cause by All Elite Wrestling on Saturday, September 2 following an investigation into his backstage altercation with Jack Perry at All In, with Tony Khan explaining Punk made him fear for his life at the Wembley Stadium show.
Chris Jericho addressed Punk's firing on the latest edition of Talk is Jericho, revealing that he spoke to Punk before his match as Jericho was thinking about using a Frankensteiner during his clash with Will Ospreay.
"I don't want to dwell on this or talk about, but I should address it. CM Punk, no longer with AEW, Wembley was his last match, which what a way to go out if you're going to go out. I did speak to him, briefly, I was going to do a Frankensteiner off the top, and I know that he does that sometimes, so I was curious if he was going to do it. I went and talked to him for a bit, asked if he was going to do it, he wasn't. I told him I was going to do the GTS, with a straight face, and I think for a second he thought that I was going to. I was joking, of course," Jericho stated.
"I did see him that day. It's a regretful moment, what happened, but Tony Khan made his decision. CM Punk was a big part of AEW from the time he was here and if you're going to go out, he went out on top by having this big match with Samoa Joe in a sold-out stadium. That's my thoughts on that."
CM Punk's future in pro wrestling is up in the air following his firing. Rumours have suggested WWE would be open to bringing him back but it would likely be an Endeavor call when the WWE-UFC merger is completed.
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