Jack Perry Won’t Apologise For CM Punk Chaos

Jack Perry

Jack Perry has asserted that he will not be apologising for the mess that took place at All In that led to CM Punk being fired by AEW.

At the biggest event in AEW history, All In, CM Punk was involved in a backstage fight with Jack Perry. The animosity between the pair had been brewing for weeks, and the situation exploded just moments before Punk was meant to walk out in front of packed Wembley Stadium to face Samoa Joe.

As a result of the incident which also involved Tony Khan, CM Punk was fired by the company, and Jack Perry disappeared from view for months. Perry didn’t make a wrestling appearance until early 2024 when he popped up in NJPW where he’s stayed.

Jack Perry recently hit back at reports that he’d apologised to Tony Khan for the situation and now he’s doubled down on refusing to say sorry.

Jack Perry Won’t Apologise For Other’s Actions

In an interview with NJPW, Jack Perry hinted at the CM Punk situation as he noted that heading to Japan gave him the chance to start fresh without having to apologise for other people’s actions:

Well Japan for me is an opportunity, not to start over, but start a new chapter without having to apologise or pretend to be sorry for the actions of other people. It’s a way that I can stay true to myself and continue to grow despite everything that’s gone on.

Perry will be heading into the lion’s den of Punk’s hometown of Chicago at Windy City Riot and says he’s looking forward to how the fans react to him:

I imagine people think I’ll be off my game in Chicago, and they couldn’t be more wrong. I’m absolutely thrilled to be back in the Windy City. The reaction that I know I’m going to get is exactly what this is all about.

I’ve made it very clear that I’m not going to apologise to anybody, and I won’t pretend that things didn’t go down the way they did. I can’t wait to be in front of all these people who think they know what it’s all about, hearing what they think of me. I’ll be in my home country, but it doesn’t feel like my home anymore. So Shota, come over, give me your best shot, but if you think it’s going to be any easier, you’re sadly mistaken.

At Windy City Riot on April 12th, Jack Perry will go one-on-one with Shota Umino. That show will see AEW talent on the card as Jon Moxley will challenge Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.