Tony Khan Won't Comment On CM Punk Or AEW All Out Altercation, Says MJF Return Has Been Huge

AEW All Out turned out to be one of the most newsworthy shows of the year thanks in large part due to the post-show media scrum where CM Punk expressed his frustrations with AEW Executive Vice Presidents Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), Hangman Page, & Colt Cabana.

Tony Khan sat beside Punk as he discredited all five men for how they've acted and how the EVPs have run the company.

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After Punk left the table, an altercation occurred between Punk, Ace Steel, Omega, and the Bucks leading to all five men being suspended for an undisclosed amount of time.

Appearing on Rock 105.3's The Show, Khan was asked what he was thinking as Punk was speaking during the media scrum.

"I can't really comment on any of that," he said before promoting AEW Dynamite Grand Slam and touting the ratings success of recent episodes of AEW Dynamite.

When pressed for more and asked "what's going on?" in regards to Punk having to vacate the AEW World Title, which he won at AEW All Out, Khan said, "What's going on is, it's the best show in pro wrestling tomorrow night on TBS. AEW Dynamite Grand Slam" before promoting Jon Moxley vs. Bryan Danielson for the AEW World Title.

Khan added, "Since All Out, it's been very newsworthy shows and they've also been some of our best shows and best ratings. That's for a reason. AEW has put on some of our best matches. Right now, there is a lot of excitement in the company, not only with all the big championship fights, people are excited about the return of MJF. That's pretty huge. That's one of the main things we're focused on in AEW."

He went on to continue to promote things like the return of Samoa Joe and the title matches at AEW Grand Slam.

When asked if the backstage drama from AEW All Out took away from MJF's return to close the show, Khan said, "I'm not going to comment again on that, but I will say that MJF's return has been a massive needle mover for AEW and has generated a ton of interest. Having MJF back on Dynamite has been great. That's another reason why we've seen a great ratings bump. He's a great star and a huge part of AEW."

MJF has agreed with Tony Khan that he's a huge star for the company and that his return wasn't overshadowed, citing the reaction he got on the subsequent episode of AEW Dynamite. Fans can read MJF's comments on the matter by clicking here.

Fightful Select has a full report on the AEW All Out altercation from all sides. Punk and The Elite remain off television for the foreseeable future.

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