Jeff Jarrett Says Tony Khan Has Big Cojones For Deciding To Fire CM Punk

Jeff Jarrett has spoken on Tony Khan’s call to fire CM Punk

CM Punk’s firing from AEW has split the wrestling world, but most impartial parties agree that Tony Khan made a big call in releasing the former AEW World Champion from his contract after the events of All In on August 27.

One name from within AEW who has spoken of Khan’s decision is Jeff Jarrett, with ‘Double J’ saying the following about Punk’s firing on the My World podcast:

“The reality of the situation, you're asking me to make comments on a situation that, and I really believe this, there are only two people in the world that have full context. Some people can say, 'I knew this, I knew that.' You may, but you don't know what Tony knows and you don't know what Phil [CM Punk] knows. Nobody knows but them two. I would have to have… to comment on the specifics, but in general purposes, the decision Tony made, big cojones, hit it straight on," said Jarrett.

Jarrett is no stranger to the politics of the wrestling world having grown up in the business, and he admitted his father Jerry Jarrett would have handled the situation similar to Khan:

"There were three things done. The social media audience - the discussion in the United Center - the television audience, and the live audience. All of them were addressed head on. When I read that release, it was as clear as a legal situation could possibly be. I believe my old man would have been aligned with it because, get in front of it. That's a hard pill to swallow. The easy one would have been 'wait until Monday.' There are multiple things you could have done. A reconciliation, a cooling off period. We can talk about it ad nauseam, and it has been talked about over and over for months. Getting in front of things, with a clear-cut decision made, absolutely was the right thing to do. It's best for business. Your consumers were informed. I just don't think there are downsides to that," said Jarrett.

H/T: Fightful

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