Veteran Defends AEW Star Jack Perry, Says They’ve Been A Fan Since “Day One”

Jack Perry

Jack Perry has a big-name fan in AEW.

On the April 10th episode of Dynamite, Tony Khan via The Young Bucks, aired footage of the backstage fight between CM Punk and Jack Perry. Tension between the two men had been building for months and things exploded at All In.

When all was said and done, Punk was fired, and Perry was suspended indefinitely.

Tony Khan has since claimed that airing the footage helped build the upcoming match between The Young Bucks and FTR. The two teams also met at All In, with The Bucks (in storyline) blaming their loss on the chaos around Punk.

On his Grilling JR podcast, AEW announcer Jim Ross gave his thoughts on showing the footage on Dynamite, before heaping praise on Perry.

“The value of showing that footage to me was the fact that you got on with your storytelling [with] FTR and the Bucks. So to me, when that was the direction that was chosen, I was much more comfortable showing that footage. Other than that, I’m not sure what it meant. I’m not sure why we did it, other than the fact that it helped tie together a very crucial and important pay-per-view match. So that’s my thoughts on that deal.

As far as Jack Perry’s concerned, I’ve been a Jack Perry fan since day one. I remember being somewhat resistant on calling him Jungle Boy. Because I told him, I’m not gonna rely on this Jungle Boy moniker as much as it has been in the past because you’re not gonna be a boy forever. I never had a cross word with this kid. He’s always been very polite. I got to know his mother and his sister. They’re just wonderful people.

But we all can mistakes, and he’s young and can be somewhat impetuous, but that just goes with the youth. Hell, some of us old guys are young-thinking and impetuous, but I hope that they get everything worked out with Jack. Wouldn’t Sunday be an interesting time for him to return?”

Jack Perry Set For Imminent Return To AEW

Meanwhile, it’s been reported that Jack Perry will be back in AEW “imminently,” sparking speculation he could return at Dynasty on April 21st.

Perry hasn’t featured for AEW since his altercation with Punk, although he wrestled regularly for NJPW in 2024.

H/t to Fightful