As previously noted, Punk appeared to blow off the idea of signing with AEW and noted that he spoke with them about a month ago.
Some of the quotes from Punk’s ESPN interview upset some people in AEW including this one: “The last thing I got — I got a text from Cody [Rhodes]. And again, I almost don’t even know how to reply to them sometimes, because if I reply, they do interviews and are like, `Oh yeah, I just talked to Punk.’ I’m kind of damned if I do, damned if I don’t. I always think if somebody wants to do business with me, they can come talk to me. Texting offers isn’t really a way to do good business, at least.”
Dave Meltzer noted that the reason why some in AEW were upset with what Punk said is that they felt that they were dealing up-front with him and they’ve always been honest whenever people would ask about Punk’s status. Tony Khan has been 100 percent honest with the media whenever he was asked about Punk in AEW.
Meltzer noted that Punk has never responded when it came to opening up talks and that is as far as things have gone as of last week when he gave the interview to ESPN.
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