Jack Perry Denies CM Punk Apology Claims

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Jack Perry has made clear his side of the story regarding claims he offered an apology after his backstage fight with CM Punk.

All In was the greatest success in AEW’s history so far as Tony Khan’s company took the record for the biggest ticket-selling wrestling show of all time as over 81,000 fans packed London’s Wembley Stadium. However, before the show even went live on pay-per-view, trouble was brewing.

Tempers had flared backstage as CM Punk and Jack Perry ended up in a fight before Punk was due to open the PPV with Samoa Joe. This was not Punk’s first backstage fight in the company and both men found themselves immediately suspended putting a dampener on the showpiece event.

Less than a week later, CM Punk was fired by AEW after a disciplinary committee decided there was no way back for Punk. Jack Perry, however, has not been seen in AEW again so far and has instead shown up in NJPW while there has been a suggestion that Tony Khan is still angry at Perry over CM Punk’s firing.

Jack Perry Did Not Apologise To Tony Khan

Now Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer has reported Jack Perry has denied claims he offered Tony Khan an apology for the situation surrounding Punk. The report noted that Perry also told Khan’s lawyers that he would not initiate first contact with the company leaving the ball in the AEW owner’s court.

A meeting was set up ahead of Full Gear where Perry’s AEW return was planned for December 2023. However, when CM Punk returned to WWE at Survivor Series, those plans were scrapped. Jack Perry’s request to be released from AEW was denied, meaning that despite his NJPW run, he is still part of Tony Khan’s company.