On Saturday evening, AEW made the decision to terminate the contract of CM Punk.
AEW put out a statement on social media and then Tony Khan addressed the live audience in Chicago as well as opened AEW Collision with a statement. In his comments, Khan said that Punk endangered people backstage during an incident at AEW All In and that he felt his life was in danger.
On My World, AEW employee and talent Jeff Jarrett commented on how Tony Khan handled the situation in firing Punk.
"The reality of the situation, you're asking me to make comments on a situation that, and I really believe this, there are only two people in the world that have full context. Some people can say, 'I knew this, I knew that.' You may, but you don't know what Tony knows and you don't know what Phil [CM Punk] knows. Nobody knows but them two. I would have to have....to comment on the specifics, but in general purposes, the decision Tony made, big cojones, hit it straight on," said Jarrett.
Jeff said that his father Jerry Jarrett would have handled things in a similar manner, getting out in front of the situation and being honest with the audience.
"There were three things done. The social media audience -- the discussion in the United Center -- the television audience, and the live audience. All of them were addressed head on. When I read that release, it was as clear as a legal situation could possibly be. I believe my old man would have been aligned with it because, get in front of it. That's a hard pill to swallow. The easy one would have been 'wait until Monday.' There are multiple things you could have done. A reconciliation, a cooling off period. We can talk about it ad nauseam, and it has been talked about over and over for months. Getting in front of things, with a clear-cut decision made, absolutely was the right thing to do. It's best for business. Your consumers were informed. I just don't think there are downsides to that," said Jarrett.
Jarrett and co-host Conrad Thompson then speculated on what might be next for Punk.
Another AEW employee and talent, Mark Henry, commented on the release of CM Punk as well. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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