In a surprising turn of events, CM Punk’s tenure with AEW came to an abrupt end on September 2, stemming from an incident involving Jack Perry at AEW All In. Tony Khan, the head of AEW, expressed grave concerns over Punk’s actions, stating that they had put innocent people at risk and even left Khan himself fearing for his safety during the incident.
The wrestling world is now left in uncertainty regarding CM Punk’s future in the industry. Tony Khan refrained from commenting on whether there was a non-compete clause attached to Punk’s release, leaving fans and pundits speculating on what’s next for the former AEW star.
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Amidst this speculation, Nick Khan, the President of WWE, was approached by ESPN’s Marc Raimondi to inquire about WWE’s interest in CM Punk.
“Listen, we only have respect for Phil. We appreciate his run here. We appreciate what he did and tried to do with the UFC. Not many people can actually get in there and do what he did. So, when we have respect for Phil, we wish him nothing but the best,”
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