In the whirlwind of reactions and opinions that followed CM Punk's sudden dismissal from AEW, Chris Jericho, one of the company's top stars, has come forward with strong words against a member of the wrestling media. The journalist in question had shared a rather scathing viewpoint, declaring AEW to be in a "serious crisis".
The media personality even hinted that Punk might be gearing up to expose several internal disputes and grievances with AEW.
Jericho's Fiery Retort
Chris Jericho, never one to hold back, took to X, the platform once recognized as Twitter, to retaliate against this speculation.
In a fiery response, Jericho tweeted, "Hey @LastCallwChrisC [Chris Connor], this has to be one of the most irresponsible and deceitful pieces of journalism I've come across in quite some time. The next time you put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard, maybe consider fact-checking, proofreading, and perhaps a quick reality check.
And while you're at it, kindly consider where you can stick your opinions." CM Punk's abrupt contract termination by AEW CEO, Tony Khan, was set into motion after a backstage scuffle with Jack Perry during the AEW All In pay-per-view.
Tony Khan, addressing this situation during the September 2nd airing of "AEW Collision", depicted the gravity of the altercation, even confessing that he felt his "personal safety was at stake" amidst the chaos. Khan further stated that both an in-house disciplinary board and an external legal team were involved in dissecting the Punk-Perry clash.
Audience reactions were palpable, as nearly 90,000 viewers reportedly switched off "Collision" upon hearing Khan's revelation about Punk's departure. This incident not only underscores the unpredictability of the wrestling industry but also highlights the vast ripple effects and conversations that such dramatic events can incite. Whether fans or critics, many are awaiting CM Punk's next move with bated breath.