Road Dogg doesn’t want to say “I told you so” about CM Punk in AEW.
CM Punk’s turbulent time in AEW has come to an end after he was “terminated for cause with immediate effect” following a backstage altercation with Jack Perry at All In.
Tony Khan noted that he feared for his life during the altercation that caused Punk’s firing, something that WWE Hall of Famer Road Dogg has defended the AEW boss for.
Speaking on his Oh You Didn’t Know podcast, Road Dogg also noted that as far as he can say, he thinks maybe those in AEW should have listened to advice before hiring CM Punk in the first place:
“I will say because I think it’s an elephant in the room. If you’ve watched me from the beginning – I’m not gonna say I told you so. But I will say like, how many people have to tell you that this dude might be an issue? You know what I mean?
“How many people before you go like, ‘Okay, well, maybe I should consider that.’ You know what I mean? At least weigh that out. But I don’t know, I don’t know, I think because I don’t know the other parties involved either. And I honestly don’t know any of them personally. So I only have him as my reference point.”
When did CM Punk leave WWE?
If CM Punk left AEW under a cloud, it’s not the first time he’s done that when leaving a wrestling company. On the day after the poorly received 2014 Royal Rumble, Punk walked out of WWE with creative frustrations boiling over. Punk was officially released by the company later that same year, receiving his leaving papers on the day of his wedding to his wife AJ Lee.
CM Punk returned to WWE programming in a fashion in November 2019 when he became a contributor on FOX’s WWE Backstage show.
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