Mick Foley: CM Punk's Media Scrum Comments Were Disastrous, He Put Tony Khan In A Bad Position

Mick Foley says CM Punk's comments at the AEW All Out post-show media scrum were "disastrous" because they took the attention off the buzzworthy main event, and the pay-per-view itself.

Punk won the AEW World Championship in the show-closing match. He then participated in the media scrum. With company president Tony Khan sitting next to him, he opened up about his relationship (or lack thereof) with Colt Cabana before he took heated shots at the company's EVPs, presumably Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks. This reportedly led to a physical confrontation that has been described as a "melee" between Punk and the trio, and the full extent of the consequences has yet to be determined.

Eric Bischoff: Bringing WCW To Canada Was Difficult & Expensive, Their Immigration Process Is Strict

Speaking on his podcast, Foley Is Pod, the WWE Hall of Famer shared his thoughts on the situation. He noted that Punk's comments took away from what should have been a triumphant moment following his victory in the main event, and they put Khan in a bad spot.

"I think anything that takes away from the majesty of that moment is counterproductive. By that standard, everything Phil did, Punk did, was disastrous because it put Tony Khan in a bad position. Anything that ends up with, Punk I believe was hurt and would have probably been out. But it 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," he said.

Foley continued by looking back on his world title win in WWE and stating that he couldn't imagine going backstage and being angry or doing something to take the joy out of the experience for the fans. He shared his belief that there's a time and a place to make those comments.

"You know, I know when I held that title aloft when I beat [The Rock] 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. So I didn’t see Punk’s promo in its entirety, but it put Tony Khan in a bad position, and there’s a time and a place, maybe, to play with emotions. If you have something substantial that can make people feel strange in their gut, but not after a title win," Foley said.

Foley previously stated that he would have liked to do post-show press conferences during his career as a wrestler. You can check out his comments here.

Like Foley, Ric Flair also discussed Punk's comments. You can see what he had to say by clicking here.

If you use any of the quotes above, please credit the original source with a h/t and link back to Fightful for the transcription.

Get exclusive pro wrestling content on Fightful Select, our premium news service! Click here to learn more.
From The Web