Samoa Joe on the CM Punk/Jack Perry confrontation at All In: ‘There was a little bit of an incident. We got it broken up.’

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Samoa Joe has spoken publicly about the confrontation between CM Punk and Jack Perry at AEW All In 2023.

Interviewed for ESPN by Marc Raimondi, Joe was asked what happened between Punk and Perry.

He answered:

There was a little bit of an incident. We got it broken up. We went out there and wrestled, man. That’s the gist of it. Everybody wants it to be a lot more than what it is, but that’s what it was. And to speak any more on it would be pointless unless you’re trying to get a scorecard and stuff — but trust me, it wasn’t that type of a fight.

Raimondi then asked, “It wasn’t a big deal?”

Joe responded:

Not to me. I’ve seen fights break out. Stuff happens. But again, that’s me. I’ve been in these situations, I’ve seen that. I’ll find it funny when people are like, ‘Oh, Joe’s cool with it.’ I mean, nah man, it was a high-stress situation. Sure. But I mean, it’s one I’ve seen happen many times. We get it squashed out. We had a show to do. We had [81,035] fans waiting out there. And that was my focus, because that’s what it was about at that moment. We’re about to go out and have the best night of our lives.

When it was put to Joe that he had been “the voice of reason”, he said:

Hey, listen, we all understood that there was something to be done. There was a mission ahead of us and everybody just got focused. And hey, if I was a part of that, cool. But my intention was to get out there and get this show on the road.

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