As previously noted, there was an “argument” between CM Punk and Jack Perry around the launch of AEW Collision. Perry apparently wanted to use real glass for a segment and Punk was against the idea.
During Perry’s match against Hook at All In’s Zero Hour kickoff show, there was a spot involving a car windshield. Perry seemingly took a shot at CM Punk when he said to the camera, “It’s real glass, cry me a river.”
In the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com covered the various versions of the backstage altercation story involving Punk and Perry. Meltzer shared the following…
“Another version, and this would be a neutral source who was not a wrestler but was there and witnessed it and his version was that right after Perry came to the back, Punk went nose-to-nose with him aggressively and asked him if he had a problem. That person said Perry said he was just looking to get heat as a heel. Punk shoved him hard, Perry got in his face and in that version Punk sucker punched him and went for a choke. People immediately broke it up and Khan was yelling at Punk to let him go.
That person said that once they were separated, Punk lunged in Khan’s direction but a number of people got in his way while Punk was yelling ‘I Quit.’ Monitors were knocked down during all this. [Samoa] Joe was very upset and went to calm Punk down.”
Another person told Meltzer that many of the wrestlers think both Perry and Punk were at fault for what happened. It’s believed that talent were even more motivated to put on great matches after hearing about the incident and Samoa Joe was seen as a “real leader” for being able to calm Punk down.