CM Punk apparently has something of a backstage role in AEW after AEW CEO Tony Khan appeared to confirm the star has an office job with the company.
All Out should have been a big occasion for CM Punk as he returned to pay-per-view following his foot injury and recaptured the AEW World Championship from Jon Moxley. However, the celebrations quickly turned sour as Punk took his opportunity at the post-show press conference to settle a few scores.
CM Punk took aim at The Young Bucks, Hangman Adam Page, MJF, and his former friend Colt Cabana with explosive remarks. This led to him being confronted backstage in his locker room by The Bucks where a fight broke out. Several stars and backstage personnel were suspended but now Punk, his friend and AEW producer Ace Steel, The Young Bucks, and Kenny Omega are the only ones that are believed to still be under suspension for what happened.
Speaking to Ariel Helwani, Tony Khan discussed how he puts together the promotion’s television shows and detailed the people he spoke to about them each week. As he described the process he noted that he runs things by those in “office jobs” and named CM Punk alongside company EVPs Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks:
“I’ll come in with an outline and I’ll sit down with Tony Schiavone, QT [Marshall], a couple of people backstage, Sonjay [Dutt] has become really valuable. Then there’s a lot of people throughout the years that you’d go to whatever their stuff is.”
“I think there’s specific people even if they’re not working in an office job per se like a Chris Jericho, Bryan Danielson, Jon Moxley. And of course, even people who are working in office jobs like Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, and CM Punk.”