CM Punk hasn’t appeared on AEW programming since the All Out pay-per-view back in September, but it was what he did after the show that really got people talking. Punk appeared during the post-show media scrum and he proceeded to take shots at The Elite, Adam Page, MJF and Colt Cabana in a rant that has since become infamous.

Tony Khan was sitting right beside CM Punk for what was surely one of the most controversial moments in AEW history so far. CM Punk recently spoke to ESPN about what happened between him and Tony after and he confirmed that he apologized to him.

“The first thing I said to Tony when I sat down with him and spoke to him after it was, ‘Man, I’m really sorry I put you in that position. I apologize for the scrum.’

“But when you’ve watched that scrum, you’re looking at a very, very frustrated guy who had told people. That’s not the first time he heard all that. It’s not the first time lawyers were told all that. And I was just looking for something to be done and nothing got done. So, if you want something done right, you got to do it yourself.

“And I just didn’t approach it in the right manner, but tension was high. I was very, very pissed. I pretty much knew that I had just injured myself again. I was hurt, and I was disappointed. Yeah, it’s very easy for me to say I regret that and I handled it the wrong way, 100%.”

CM Punk went on to say that he doesn’t think what happened was a big deal when he added, “I don’t think what happened was a big deal… This has happened in the last 10 months in hockey, in basketball, in baseball, in just about every sport. And it’s covered and it’s gone the next day.

“I think because I have injured my tricep and I’ve been out for so long, I think it has been exacerbated. I think it’s been exacerbated by people spreading lies about the whole thing. And when, in reality, my attitude is, well, s**t happens.”

CM Punk will return to AEW programming on Saturday, June 17 for the debut episode of Collision. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.