By now, everyone knows what happened at the AEW All Out post-media scrum. CM Punk, sat next to Tony Khan, unloaded a clip of verbal bullets at the AEW locker room, mainly The Elite, Adam Page and Colt Cabana. This led Tony Khan to sit there and awkwardly stare around the room like he was in a trance. Following the scrum, CM Punk and Elite members got into a physical altercation that caused all involved to be suspended. Everyone in the wrestling world has had something to say about this and now, Mick Foley is up to bat. While speaking on the latest “Foley Is Pod” podcast on AdFreeShows.com, Mick Foley stated that he feels CM Punk’s disastrous comments at the media scrum put Tony Khan in a bad position.
Anything that takes away from the joy and this prestige of winning that title is counterproductive. So if Punk is on camera and he’s not filled with joy, and he’s letting bitterness and anger come out, I think that detracts from the title. Everything Punk did was disastrous because it put Tony Khan in a bad position. Punk I believe was hurt and would have probably been out. It put a lot of eyeballs on the product the next night. That’s a given. It was just really unfortunate. You don’t want to see that side of your superstars. I know when I held that title aloft when I beat this guy (The Rock) for the WWE title, I never thought I was a WWE title guy. So I never based my career on it the way that a lot of people have, but I remember that feeling of just utter joy. I moved pretty good for a big guy when I ran my two or three laps around there and then gave it the impromptu promo. I can’t imagine going backstage and being angry or bitter or taking the joy out of the experience for our fans. I didn’t see Punk’s promo in its entirety, but it put Tony Kahn in a bad position. There’s a time and a place maybe to play with emotions, and if you have something substantial that can make people feel strange in their gut, but not after a title win. I just didn’t like seeing it.Mick Foley via Foley Is Pod