Kevin Nash gave his thoughts on AEW firing CM Punk.
Ahead of AEW Collision on September 2nd, AEW announced that CM Punk had been terminated from the company with cause as a result of his backstage altercation with Jack Perry at All In. In a speech given to the Chicago crowd inside the United Center, AEW President Tony Khan said that he feared for his safety and his life at the event, and he took responsibility for making the decision to fire Punk after receiving advice from a disciplinary committee.
Speaking on the latest edition of Kliq This, WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash addressed Punk’s AEW exit, saying the star needed to go as he was becoming destructive. Nash also pointed out that younger stars might try to emulate Punk’s behavior, something that can’t be allowed to run rampant backstage.
“Honest to God, I mean, this is in all seriousness, what I take from this whole thing is he needs serious help. He needs mental help. When it becomes destructive, when there’s a chance this costs you millions of dollars and you just continue to push and push and push. They have to (let him go). I’ll tell you right now man, if I would have broke in and saw some motherfu**er doing that sh*t, I would have said, ‘Oh if he can get away with that, well fu**, then I’m going to do it.”
“Vince Wouldn’t Put Up With That Sh*t” – Kevin Nash On CM Punk
Continuing, Kevin Nash said he believes Tony Khan needs someone backstage to act as a “heater,” someone intimidating who’ll shut down these sorts of confrontations before they get out of hand. According to Nash, Vince McMahon would never tolerate such disrespectful behavior.
“I just think that Tony Khan needs to get somebody there to be the heater. He needs to bring somebody in. Vince wouldn’t put up with that sh*t. It’s disrespectful to Tony. To me, Punk is almost a bully at this point because he knows that Tony is not, that’s just not in his DNA.”