CM Punk addresses all at the post-AEW PPV presser.
Coming out of All Out, newly crowned AEW World Champion CM Punk was first up to speak at the post-PPV press conference.
Punk went on to address the idea that he had something to do with Colt Cabana no longer being featured in AEW. Punk expressed that he has nothing to do with Cabana and has not been friends with him since 2014/2013.
He added that-that was put out there by EVPs who could not “manage a Target” and said Hangman Adam Page went into business for himself on national TV, referencing the segment between the two on the lead-up to Double or Nothing.
…This is a f*cking business. Why I’m a grown ass adult man and I decide not to be friends with somebody is nobody else’s f*cking business, but my friends, if I fall backwards will catch me. Scott Colton, I felt never would have. My problem is I wanted to bring a guy to the top that did not want to see me at the top, okay? You call it jealously, you call it envy, whatever the f*ck it is. My relationship with Scott Colton ended long before. I had paid all of his bills. I have every receipt, I have every invoice, I have every email. I have an email where he says and I quote, ‘I agree to go our separate ways. I will get my own lawyer and you do not have to pay anymore.’ That’s an email that I have. The only reason the public did not see is because when I finally had to countersue him through discovery, we discovered he shared a bank account with his mother. That’s a fact, and as soon as we discovered that fact and we subpoenaed ole’ Marcia, he sent the email, ‘Oh, can we please drop all this?’ Now, it’s 2022. I haven’t been friends with this guy since at least 2014, late 2013 and the fact that I have to sit up here because we have irresponsible people who call themselves EVPs and couldn’t f*cking manage a Target and they spread lies and bullsh*t and put into a media that I got somebody fired that I have f*ck all to do with him, want nothing to do with him, do not care where he works, where he doesn’t work, where he eats, where he sleeps and the fact that I have to get up here and do this in 2022 is f*cking embarrassing and if y’all are at fault, f*ck you. If you’re not, I apologize. But, what did I ever do in this world to deserve a empty-headed dumb f*ck like Hangman Adam Page to go out on national television and f*cking go into business for himself, for what? What did I do? Dave [Meltzer], what did I do? Didn’t do a God damn thing.
— Cody Nichols (@AllEliteCody) September 5, 2022
The conclusion of AEW All Out saw MJF make his return to the company to confront CM Punk. MJF secured a shot at the world title when he won the Casino Ladder match.
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