Eric Bischoff Says Firing CM Punk Is “The Right Call”

CM Punk on the mic in AEW

Eric Bischoff has had his say on Tony Khan firing CM Punk.

After a week of intense speculation following a backstage altercation with Jack Perry at Wembley Stadium, CM Punk (Phillip Brooks) has been terminated with cause effective immediately by AEW.

The news was announced on social media via a statement where AEW CEO Tony Khan was quoted as saying:

“Phil played an important role within AEW and I thank him for his contributions. The termination of his AEW contracts with cause is ultimately my decision, and mine alone. Of course, I wish I didn’t have to share this news, which may come as a disappointment to many of our fans.

“Nevertheless, I am making the decision in the best interests of the many amazing people who make AEW possible every week – our talent, staff, venue operators and many others whose efforts are unsung but essential to bringing our fans great shows on television and at arenas and stadiums throughout the world.”

CM Punk firing a “tough” call

Now WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff, who has been a vocal critic of Punk in the past has had his say on the situation via social media, claiming Tony Khan made the right call:

Just heard the news. In my opinion, @TonyKhanmade the right call. A tough one, but the right one. #Respect”

CM Punk also reportedly had a heated confrontation with AEW President Tony Khan at All In, stemming from frustration over travel arrangements as well as his issues with Jack Perry.