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Tony Khan Explains Why CM Punk’s Backstage Fight Will Air On AEW Dynamite This Week

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On Saturday’s episode of AEW Collision, All Elite Wrestling announced that The Young Bucks will show footage of the backstage fight between CM Punk and “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry from All In 2023 on Wednesday’s episode of Dynamite.

This incident resulted in Perry getting suspended and Punk getting fired.

AEW Will Show CM Punk - Jack Perry Backstage Fight On Dynamite

During an interview with Sports Illustrated, AEW President Tony Khan revealed that Young Bucks airing this footage is related to their match against FTR for the vacant AEW World Tag Team Titles at the Dynasty PPV on April 21st.

Here’s what Khan said:

“AEW has a great track record on delivering what we advertise, and it is real footage. The Young Bucks will show backstage footage from All In, the most important event in AEW history – the world record-holder for the most tickets ever sold for any wrestling record, over 81,035 total – and it was an important night backstage, as well.

The decision is based on putting on the best show for AEW, as well as driving interest for Dynamite and our Dynasty pay-per-view on April 21.

This is real-life footage that affected many people, and it will air for the first time on TBS during Dynamite.

There is a good reason why The Young Bucks are showing this video.”

During his appearance on The MMA Hour, CM Punk revealed that his issue with Jack Perry arose during the second episode of AEW Collision when Tony Schiavone approached Punk seeking assistance with Perry, who was upset and cursing at him, a producer, and the medical staff.

Perry expressed a desire to smash the windows of a retail car with a pipe. Despite being warned by the doctor about the dangers of breaking real glass, Perry remained defiant.

Punk intervened, informing Perry that such actions wouldn’t be permitted on Collision, with Punk emphasizing that the show belonged to him. He suggested that Perry could carry out his plan on AEW Dynamite instead.

Perry reluctantly agreed but later disregarded the warning and repeated the same action he had been cautioned against during AEW’s All In PPV in Wembley Stadium, followed by the remark “it’s real glass, cry me a river”.

Witnessing this, Punk urged Tony Khan to handle Perry, but when Khan failed to act, Punk took matters into his own hands.

Perry came to the back and asked Punk what he’s going to do about it. Punk said he did not punch anyone. He just choked someone a little.

Subsequently, Punk criticized Tony, calling him “a joke” and “a clown”, before quitting the company.

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