Rumored CM Punk AEW Drama Cleared Up by Tony Khan’s Former Associate

Published 03/02/2024, 6:04 PM EST

Follow Us

CM Punk has had a complicated run in AEW. He first left WWE several years ago due to creative differences and ran into a new set of problems months after joining Tony Khan’s wrestling promotion. During his run in the WWE competitor, Punk made a few friends. Now, one of his former colleagues cleared out drama that had reportedly taken place in their workplace.

QT Marshall left AEW in 2023 due to some creative disagreements but returned to the promotion in 2024. This time around, he will be working backstage while wrestling in other companies. During a recent interview, he talked about a previous memory of CM Punk.

CM Punk’s involvement in a controversy gets cleared up


Article continues below this ad

Will Hobbs was part of the QTV stable that Marshall led in AEW. As part of a storyline, there was an inclination from other creative inputs that Marshall be Hobbs’ manager. CM Punk didn’t want this for Marshall. The latter had the same thought process as otherwise he would have to work twice a week.

As a result, due to the creative differences, Marshall stayed put on the decision. He eventually left the promotion and reports suggested that this was influenced by CM Punk. In a recent interview, QT Marshall explained everything.


Get instantly notified of the hottest WWE stories via Google! Click on Follow Us and Tap the Blue Star.

Follow Us


Article continues below this ad

The former AEW wrestler said, “I know there were reports that he [CM Punk] kept me off of TV, and we actually talked about it. We agreed. Neither of us wanted me to be Will Hobbs’ manager. Then I also had to work Saturdays and Wednesdays.” He further added, “So when him and I spoke about the idea that he didn’t want me with Will Hobbs, I was like yeah, let’s sign me up for that one because I’d rather only work on Wednesdays.

Although “The Best in the World” shared the same views as Marshall on this one, the decision was taken by the latter, freeing Punk’s name of the accusations. Apart from clearing his name from the blame, Marshall also had some nice things to say about his former colleague.

Despite the difference in their workplaces, Tony Khan’s former associate didn’t have anything bad to say about the Chicago-based wrestler. On the contrary, he praised CM Punk for being the ‘realest’ person backstage in AEW during their time in the company together.


Article continues below this ad

CM Punk is yet to respond to the kind words that Marshall has put out for his wrestler friend. Stay tuned for more updates.

CM Punk Achieves Major Milestones in Both WWE and AEW in the Same Year


Written by:

Kaif Ali


One take at a time

Kaif Ali is a pro wrestling writer at EssentiallySports and a massive WWE enthusiast. Currently pursuing an English degree, Kaif has started his career off strong, having written 1000+ articles at ES. As a huge Dwayne Johnson and John Cena stan, he loves covering their antics both on and off the small screen.
Show More>

Edited by:

Donna Eva