CM Punk Situation Leaving People “Very, Very Frustrated”

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CM Punk’s actions are causing more and more headaches in AEW.

Following Punk cutting a promo for the live crowd in Greensboro after the August 12th taping of Collision went off of the air, a chain reaction of stories would be published, with more and more events transpiring from that day and other previously unknown encounters.

Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer has revealed that those in the company that are not involved in the controversies are discouraged, especially this close to All In:

Everyone is agreeing that he got Daniels removed, and the story there is if Ace Steel can’t come, then Chris Daniels can’t come. I have no idea, that logic doesn’t really fit, he is the Head of Talent Relations, it is a completely different job. But the whole thing is a mess, and I know people who are very, very frustrated that this continues to happen and 2 weeks before the biggest show the company is going to do. It is literally the same thing from a year and a half ago, and nothing has changed because nobody has changed. It’s the same old same old.

What Did CM Punk Do At Collision?

Prior to the show going live on Saturday, a series of names that were booked for the show were told to not attend. Most notable was “Hangman” Adam Page, who was scheduled to film a pre-tape at the arena. Page has previous history with Punk and was the subject of Punk’s promo after the show went off of the air.

The next name to be refused entry was Christopher Daniels, who serves as AEW’s Head of Talent Relations. As noted in the quote above, it is believed that the motive behind this was down to Punk and was due to Ace Steel still not being allowed in arenas following his involvement in the All Out 2022 brawl.

AEW star Ryan Nemth has previously taken jabs at Punk on social media, reacting to comments that the former World Champion has made in previous interviews. Nemeth was also on the list of names that were told to return home after travelling for the taping.

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