AEW President Tony Khan has dropped CM Punk’s name during a new interview after weeks of radio silence on the situation surrounding the former AEW Champion.
As is well known by now, the wheels fell off in AEW following All Out when CM Punk used the post-show media scrum to air some of his grievances with many of his colleagues. The Young Bucks, Hangman Adam Page, MJF, and Colt Cabana all felt the ire of Punk and things only got worse when he left.
An alleged fight broke out in Punk’s locker room following his comments with The Young Bucks said to have confronted him. All three men were suspended as a result as were Kenny Omega and company producer Ace Steel, who is believed to have since been fired.
Since then, Tony Khan has been reluctant to talk about the issue or those involved with the threat of legal action believed to be a strong possibility for a while. Speaking on Busted Open Radio, however, Khan did drop CM Punk’s name – but only in the context of great Ring of Honor champions:
“We’ve demonstrated the great history of the [Ring of Honor] Championship. Of course, Chris [Jericho] is the champion now, but there have been a lot of great Ring of Honor champions. Some of the big names that have held the title, and some of the great former champions, include AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, CM Punk, Claudio Castagnoli, Cody Rhodes, Kevin Owens, and many others.”
“So a lot of great wrestlers across Ring of Honor, and people in AEW, people in WWE, New Japan, all over the world, that have held that belt, and it’s really one of the most prestigious title lineages in all of wrestling.”
The Ring of Honor Championship will be on the line on AEW Dynamite in Baltimore when Chris Jericho puts the title on the line against an as-yet-unknown former ROH Champion.