“Would Be a Game Changer”: Ex-WWE Star Invites Recently Fired CM Punk Down to Prestigious Wrestling Promotion While Taking a Dig at Tony Khan

Published 09/06/2023, 1:30 PM EDT

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The wrestling world is still in a state of shock after the news of CM Punk being fired from AEW came out. While many supported the decision following the events of All In, there were a few in Punk’s favor. Punk saw support from fans and some wrestlers as well. And now a champion from another promotion wants CM Punk to join him for a fresh start.

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There are also some rumors that Punk might join the WWE once again but we will just have to wait and watch to see what his next step will be.

EC3 wants CM Punk to join the NWA 

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CM Punk and Jack Perry were suspended by AEW following their backstage altercation at All In in London. On Saturday, AEW put out a statement claiming that they are terminating all agreements with Punk. AEW CEO Tony Khan made it clear in that statement that he was responsible for Punk getting fired. As a result, he was booed by fans in Chicago right before the start of Collision on Saturday. Punk is yet to give out a statement after his firing but he continues to get support from fans and other wrestling stars.

One such star is EC3 who had a short stint with NXT and is now the NWA World’s Heavyweight Champion. He wants Punk to join NWA, one of the oldest pro wrestling promotions in the world. On his recent appearance on the podcast WrestleBinge he said, “To have him (CM Punk) come in would be a game changer, and I think our locker room has a more professional atmosphere sometimes.”

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He further added, “So, I don’t think the shenanigans tomfooleries of the intertwining and dramatics would take place as much as people striving to be the best versions of themselves. And the best version of anybody is EC3 as the World’s Heavyweight Champion.”

But as Punk continues to get some support from the wrestling world, new details have emerged on what exactly happened backstage that night.

CM Punk lunged towards Khan during the backstage altercation

CM Punk is no stranger to controversy as seen in 2022 when he got into an altercation with The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega after the infamous media scrum following AEW All Out.

Read more: ‘Samoa Joe Is Killing Him’: Blood Unleashed as CM Punk Gets Busted Open at AEW All In, Fans Show No Sympathy

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That eventually led to him getting suspended and stripped of the AEW World Championship.

Just a few days ago, Punk got into another brawl backstage with Jack Perry right before his title match with Samoa Joe at ‘All In’. But news has now emerged that Punk also tried to attack CEO Tony Khan during that fight. Dave Meltzer while reporting for the Wrestling Observer Radio said that Punk lunged towards Khan after the altercation with Perry.

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A few TV monitors also fell on Khan during that backstage brawl. Fans are still eagerly awaiting for Punk’s side of the story from that night but we will just have to wait and watch. But what do you guys think, should CM Punk join the NWA?

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Christopher Lazarus

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Christopher Lazarus is a WWE writer at Essentially Sports with over 12 years of experience in radio, television and music streaming. After completing his Bachelors in Chemistry, he moved on to media for his love for the creative aspect. He has been an avid fan of WWF/WWE since the dawn of cable TV in India when main events like 'King Of The Ring' and 'Royal Rumble' were aired on Sundays through VHS cassettes.
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Sherjeel Malik

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