AEW Talent Taunts CM Punk in Dynamite Segment

Wardlow ignites controversy with pointed remarks on Dynamite.

by Noman Rasool
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AEW Talent Taunts CM Punk in Dynamite Segment
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In a captivating episode of AEW Dynamite in Tulsa, wrestling sensation Wardlow seized the spotlight with a fiery promo, subtly throwing shade at former AEW World Champions, notably CM Punk, without directly naming them. Amidst expressing his frustrations over limited opportunities within AEW, Wardlow reminisced about his victories over notable figures, including the reigning AEW World Champion, Samoa Joe, highlighting his prowess in the ring.

The crux of Wardlow's promo centered on CM Punk, alluding to Punk's self-proclaimed title as the "Best in the World" and his tenure as the "Real" AEW World Champion. With a sharp tongue, Wardlow brought up Punk's notorious injury history, insinuating that his physical woes were a direct result of their encounters.

"The best in the world, the 'real heavyweight champion' – I beat him so decisively, he's still reeling from the aftermath," Wardlow declared, emphasizing the lasting impact of their showdown. This jibe comes in the wake of CM Punk's tumultuous exit from AEW following a backstage altercation with Jack Perry at All In London, AEW's landmark event.

The incident, which also involved a confrontation with Samoa Joe, culminated in Punk's dismissal after AEW's Tony Khan expressed concerns for his safety on national television. Punk's wrestling journey took another turn as he made his WWE comeback at Survivor Series in Chicago, only to be sidelined by a right triceps injury during his Royal Rumble match, marking another unfortunate chapter in his battle with injuries.

Punk's Injury Woes Highlighted

Punk's triceps injuries seem to be a recurring theme, mirroring a similar setback in September 2022 during his AEW stint, which also followed a backstage skirmish with The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega at All Out.

Wardlow's remarks not only underline the competitive tensions within AEW but also spotlight the physical toll the sport exacts on its athletes, with CM Punk's saga serving as a poignant reminder of the risks inherent in professional wrestling.

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