CM Punk has taken a dig at ROH merchandise.
Death Before Dishonor took place on Friday, July 21st in Trenton, New Jersey’s CURE Insurance Arena. However, the t-shirt being sold to fans at the venue listed the day of the show as a Saturday. To make matters worse, the shirt also had the wrong location, listing Newark, New Jersey rather than Trenton.
Punk shared a picture of the merchandise on Instagram Stories and took a swipe at the company, saying it wasn’t shocking as well as a laughing emoji.
“Absolutely not shocking. How could this happen?”
AEW has been under fire from fans for its merchandise at venues for months now, with both the range of shirts and the amount of stock said to be severely lacking for the size of the crowds attending.
If there’s something CM Punk and Meltzer agree on is the justified criticism to the merch department. Aside from their well known problems, they printed these ROH shirts with the wrong date and city lol pic.twitter.com/XWJyoOblmH
— Teffo (@Teffo_01) July 26, 2023
Bruce Prichard reveals CM Punk controversy in WWE
Punk’s public comments about ROH merchandise are bound to prove controversial among the higher-ups in AEW, but it’s not the first time he’s been the center of controversy.
On the latest edition of Something To Wrestle with Bruce Prichard, the WWE Executive spoke about Punk’s first World Heavyweight Championship win in 2008, saying it was extremely controversial due to him being a “polarizing figure” in the company.
“Very controversial (CM Punk cashing in Money in the Bank on Edge). It was controversial because I don’t think that Punk had a lot of people in the locker room that were really pro-Punk. He’s a polarizing figure.
However, Prichard was more interested in what the general audience thought of the star, and they proved to “intrigued.”
“I thought if he’s that polarizing in the locker room then, what’s the general audience feel about him? And I really felt the general audience was intrigued.”