Recently there’s been a lot of talk about backstage drama in All Elite Wrestling and it was reported that there is real life tension between CM Punk and Adam Page. It’s been rumored that the tension stems from Colt Cabana being removed from the Dark Order, and it was also reported that Khan was originally going to cut Cabana before signing him to a deal with ROH.
During a recent interview with Forbes, Tony Khan commented on Colt Cabana’s status, and he clarified that CM Punk had nothing to do with the moves that were made regarding Colt’s contract.
“There is certainly a perception out there that I don’t think is accurate that when I purchased Ring of Honor and also [as] some of the contracts were coming up and I was starting to make moves—whether it was renewing them in most cases or not renewing them or in some cases reassigning people—there was a misconception that was perpetuated unfairly that CM Punk had anything to do with me wanting to move Colt Cabana to the Ring of Honor roster when his contract came up.”
“I will clarify that, just to take it head on, that he [Punk] had nothing to do with any of the contracts I picked up, whether I did or didn’t. But in particular, I did pick up Colt Cabana’s contract and gave him a similar contract to do different work. I don’t know if it was fair that that got perpetuated…I also didn’t think that was fair to Punk.”
CM Punk will be in action on Sunday when he challenges Jon Moxley for the AEW World Championship at All Out. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.