In a stunning turn of events that rocked the wrestling world, CM Punk was ousted from All Elite Wrestling (AEW) following a highly publicized backstage conflict with Jack Perry at All In. This dramatic exit was followed by an unexpected twist less than three months later when Punk made a sensational comeback at WWE's Survivor Series.
The backstage dynamics leading to Punk's departure from AEW have been a subject of intense speculation. Recently, Bryan Danielson, a renowned figure in the wrestling community, shed light on his involvement in the disciplinary actions against Punk.
Speaking on the popular "Maggie & Perloff" show, Danielson revealed his role in the committee that ultimately led to Punk's firing from AEW. Danielson, known for his straightforward approach, acknowledged his participation in the disciplinary committee.
“Yes, I’m a part of the disciplinary committee," he said, dispelling some of the exaggerated claims circulating online. He emphasized that the decision wasn’t solely in the hands of three people, but involved a broader group, including legal professionals.
“To say that I was the head is an overstatement. I don’t even have a college degree,” he joked, underlining his humble approach in the committee's decision-making process.
Danielson on Punk's Exit
Reflecting on Punk’s firing, Danielson admitted it was a challenging decision, given Punk's significant contributions to AEW.
“I have a lot of empathy," he stated. "I’m grateful for the time he spent with us and the great job he did. I wish him nothing but the best in his WWE career”. The wrestling community is now keenly observing Danielson’s next steps as he gears up for his upcoming match in AEW Collision on December 2nd.
He will be facing Eddie Kingston in the Blue League of the Continental Classic, marking a significant moment in his wrestling journey. This development in the wrestling world highlights the often complex and unpredictable nature of the industry, where alliances and careers can shift dramatically.
As Danielson prepares for his next challenge and Punk embarks on a new chapter in WWE, fans and insiders alike are watching closely, anticipating the next big move in this ever-evolving saga.