Samoa Joe has spoken out about CM Punk’s departure from AEW, which AEW President Tony Khan decided following Punk’s physical altercation with Jack Perry at All In.
Joe was the last person to wrestle Punk in AEW, as they worked that show. The incident almost caused the show to be shufftled, but Joe was able to calm the situation down, and the match went ahead as planned.
When asked about the incident by the New York Post’s Joseph Staszewski, Joe shared his thoughts.
“For the most part, I haven’t read what’s been portrayed. There’s been so much said. I’m not the one to go out there and try to debunk everything. I know we had the initial incident. Everybody rallied. Everybody got together. Got their heads together and lined up and got ready to do the show and we went out there and we did the show,” he said. “That really was the focus at that point in time. We got a massive show to do and we got fans out there rabid to see that happen. So it’s important that we step up and do it and it’s important that we did and I was proud to be a part of that.”
Regarding the seriousness of the situation, Joe stated,
“That’s up to whoever perceived it. I’m used to that environment. Those things don’t seem very intense to me, but it could be something crazy intense to someone else. I wasn’t really affected by the moment. I was more focused on getting the show back on track and getting us going because it was bell time”
Finally, Joe was asked to comment about his relationship with Punk.
“I’d imagine there are tons of things that are misunderstood or portrayed about him. Now, what those things are it’s who’s representing in what way. I can’t really give you a blanket statement as far as what those things are. For the most part, our relationship has been very, especially for these years, has been very non-wrestling related. It’s just been extraneous stuff outside of the world of wrestling and talking about life stuff.”
Samoa Joe, a professional wrestler, recently spoke out about CM Punk’s departure from All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and the physical altercation that led to it. The incident occurred during the All In event when Punk had a confrontation with Jack Perry. Joe, who was the last person to wrestle Punk in AEW, played a crucial role in calming the situation down and ensuring that the show went on as planned.
When asked about the incident, Joe expressed that he hadn’t paid much attention to what had been portrayed in the media. He acknowledged that there had been a lot of speculation and rumors surrounding the incident but stated that he wasn’t interested in debunking everything. Instead, his focus was on the show itself and delivering a great performance for the fans.
Joe emphasized the importance of rallying together as a team and getting ready to put on a massive show. He highlighted the dedication and commitment of everyone involved in making sure that the event went ahead smoothly. Joe expressed his pride in being part of a team that was able to overcome the incident and deliver a memorable show.
Regarding the seriousness of the situation, Joe mentioned that different people might perceive it differently. As a professional wrestler, he is accustomed to intense situations and didn’t find it particularly alarming. However, he acknowledged that others might have viewed it as something more intense. Despite this, Joe remained focused on getting the show back on track and ensuring that everything ran smoothly.
When asked about his relationship with CM Punk, Joe explained that their connection was primarily outside of the wrestling world. He acknowledged that there might be misunderstandings or misrepresentations about Punk, but he couldn’t provide a blanket statement about them. Joe emphasized that their relationship revolved around non-wrestling topics and discussions about life.
Samoa Joe’s comments shed light on the incident involving CM Punk’s departure from AEW and his own role in diffusing the situation. His focus on professionalism, teamwork, and delivering a great show demonstrates the dedication of the wrestlers and the importance they place on entertaining their fans. Joe’s insight into his relationship with Punk also offers a glimpse into the personal side of professional wrestling and the bonds formed outside of the ring.