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AEW star Jon Moxley fired again at CM Punk on Tuesday within the wake of Punk accusing Moxley of not eager to lose to him in an Instagram publish.
Showing on The Sessions together with his spouse and AEW interviewer, Renée Paquette, Moxley mentioned the next when requested if he wished to answer Punk’s feedback (h/t Thomas Lowson of SEScoops):
“No, as a result of nothing has unfolded. It is f–king annoying. Simply because any person mentioned some silly s–t on social media, that is not information. However it’s, and it finally ends up being a factor. I do not wish to get dragged into this dumb s–t. I may f–king unload on plenty of f–king folks proper now. And after I begin getting dragged into this s–t it tempts me to try this, however I am not going to f–king sink to that degree.”
Moxley additionally revealed that he wasn’t underneath contract through the time Punk referenced and mentioned he was “bending over backwards” throughout negotiations for the pair of matches he had with Punk in August and September.
In a publish on the Wrestling Observer message board final week (h/t WrestlingInc’s Ross Berman), Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Publication reported Punk did not wish to put Moxley over of their Aug. 24 match on Dynamite, writing:
“Have you learnt why they did not promote Punk vs. Moxley longer and why it had a brief construct? As a result of Punk agreed to it, then AEW received a authorized letter saying he wasn’t down with it and wasn’t doing it, they usually did not know if he’d come. … There are plenty of good issues I can say about him, and you may completely argue his place on Moxley was appropriate, however you may’t argue he willingly did what he was requested in that situation.”
That publish prompted Punk to make a publish of his personal on Instagram. Punk’s response, which was deleted simply minutes after it was posted, learn as follows:
“SIGH. I wasn’t cleared to wrestle but. Then the plan was to wrestle on the PPV. I sat and listened to Moxley’s Rocky III concept. I might defined how I might by no means seen a Rocky film. … He mentioned he would not lose to me.
“I might by no means skilled somebody refusing to lose to me. I simply laughed. … They saved saying it may simply be a squash so I did not should be cleared. I scoffed at that. My well being is extra essential. Dave Meltzer is a liar. [Chris] Jericho is a liar and a stooge. There have been plans, however plans at all times change, however I will by no means put an organization above my well being ever once more.”
Punk defeated “Hangman” Adam Web page for the AEW World Championship at Double or Nothing in Could 2022, however he suffered a foot harm just some days afterward Dynamite that saved him out for practically three months.
Whereas Punk was out, an interim AEW world champion was topped, and Moxley earned that distinction by beating Hiroshi Tanahashi at Forbidden Door.
Punk got here again to face Moxley and decide the true AEW world champion, and Mox defeated Punk in what amounted to a squash match on Aug. 24, 2022, episode of Dynamite.
Inside the storyline, it was urged that Punk had come again too quickly from his harm, which was why he misplaced decisively. Over the subsequent week, Punk was emboldened to bounce again and beat Moxley at All Out on Sept. 4, 2022.
As Punk talked about, the story had undertones to Rocky III, wherein Rocky Balboa was defeated soundly by Clubber Lang earlier than coming again to beat him within the rematch.
The win over Moxley at All Out was Punk’s final AEW match up to now, as Punk reportedly tore his triceps through the match after which received right into a backstage confrontation with The Elite, leading to him being stripped of the title.
Punk’s AEW future is now very a lot in query, whereas Moxley stays one of many firm’s high stars and most essential figures.
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