Chris Jericho Breaks Silence On CM Punk Firing

Chris Jericho pointing at CM Punk

Chris Jericho spoke to CM Punk at All In and calls the situation a “regretful moment.”

The saga of CM Punk in AEW finally came to an end on September 2nd when the company announced that Punk had been “terminated for cause with immediate effect.” Punk’s firing came on the back of an altercation with Jack Perry backstage at All In but there is believed to have been a further confrontation between Punk and Tony Khan with Khan noting that he felt his life was in danger.

Chris Jericho addresses CM Punk firing

Speaking on his Talk Is Jericho podcast, Chris Jericho had his say on the situation and says despite the disastrous situation, Punk went out on top with a huge match in Wembley Stadium:

“I don’t want to dwell on this or talk about it, 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.

“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.”

Chris Jericho and CM Punk are believed to have an uneasy relationship stretching back to their time together in WWE. Jericho and Punk met to smooth things over before Punk returned to AEW in the summer of 2023 following an extended spell away following a fight with The Elite at All Out 2022.

h/t Fightful