Jim Ross has his say on CM Punk leaving AEW.
CM Punk’s tumultuous time in AEW has come to an end after the company announced that he had been “terminated for cause with immediate effect” following his backstage altercation with Jack Perry at All In. There have been suggestions of a run-in with AEW boss Tony Khan as well at the event and when announcing the firing of Punk, Khan noted that he believed his life was in danger.
Speaking at Starrcast ahead of All Out, Jim Ross was asked about the situation surrounding CM Punk and said no one has all the facts of what really went on:
“I don’t have any idea. I don’t have all the facts. Neither do you. Bottom line is, the show must go on. That’s up to the young men and women tonight to get in a huddle and bust their ass for the greatest show that people never expected.”
Jim Ross on the call at All Out without CM Punk
The show went on in Chicago on Sunday night as AEW looked to move on from the CM Punk era with All Out. The show was headlined by Jon Moxley claiming gold in the company once again as he defeated a bloodied and battered Orange Cassidy to win the AEW International Championship.
There was more success for MJF and Adam Cole as they successfully defended the ROH Tag Team Championship but it looks like there is trouble in the AEW World Champion’s future as he ended up in a brawl with Samoa Joe after he was shoved by the ROH World Television Champion.