Backstage news regarding CM Punk’s “one bill Phil” line from AEW Collision

As seen during the debut edition of AEW Collision on June 17th 2023, CM Punk said he was referred to as “one bill Phil” by Warner Bros. Discovery’s David Zaslov because he is “the one true, genuine article in a business full of counterfeit bucks.”

The line was interpreted as a reference to the Young Bucks and according to Dave Meltzer of, it was approved by management. Meltzer also noted the following…

“The 1 bill Phil line was taken by many as a reference to the supposed $1 billion deal that AEW was supposedly getting in a new five-year contract with WBD (Zaslov is the head of WBD). AEW and Tony Khan have been quiet on that story and all negotiation stories which is why I was surprised on television they would have a reference to that. It was ambiguous enough that you could just say it was a line in a promo.”