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Mick Foley on Why CM Punk’s Comments Following AEW All Out Were ‘Disastrous’ for Tony Khan

September 27, 2022 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
AEW All Out CM Punk Image Credit: AEW

– During a recent edition of his Foley Is Pod show, WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley addressed CM Punk’s post-show tirade following AEW All Out, where he slammed AEW EVPs The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega. Below are some highlights and a clip of Foley sharing his thoughts on why Punk’s comments were “disastrous” for AEW:

Foley on how the media scrum was disastrous and put Tony Khan in a bad position: “I think anything that takes away from really the majesty of that moment is counterproductive. And by that standard, everything Phil did, Punk did, was disastrous because it put Tony Khan in a bad position. Anything that ends up with, you know, Punk I believe is hurt and would have probably been out. But it just put a lot of eyeballs on the product the next night, that’s a given. It was just really unfortunate. You don’t want to see that side of your superstars.”

On not wanting to ruin the joy after a title win: “I know when I held that title aloft when I beat this guy [holds up an energy can with The Rock on it] for the WWE Title, and I never thought I was a WWE Title guy, so I never based my career on it the way that a lot of people have. But I remember that feeling of just utter joy. I moved pretty good for a big guy when I ran my two or three laps around there, and then gave the impromptu promo, ‘Big Daddio did it.’ I can’t imagine going backstage and being angry or bitter, or taking the joy out of the experience for our fans. And so I didn’t see Punk’s promo in its entirety, but it put Tony Khan in a bad position, and you don’t want to make — there’s a time and a place maybe to play with emotions, and if you have something substantial that can make people feel strange in their gut, but not after a title win.”

Following the scrum, CM Punk was allegedly involved in a brawl involving The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and Ace Steel. All the individuals involved were suspended indefinitely. Punk was later stripped of the AEW World Title, and The Elite members were stripped of the AEW World Trios Titles.

Additionally, CM punk suffered a tricep injury, for which he underwent surgery. It’s expected to put him on the shelf for at least several months.