Chris Jericho allegedly called CM Punk a “cancer” to the AEW locker room

As previously noted, there could be a buyout of CM Punk’s AEW contract following his backstage altercation with The Elite.

According to Dave Meltzer of, the word backstage at the AEW Dynamite event on October 26th 2022 was that Punk would not be coming back to the company. Several top names are believed to be against the idea of working with Punk again including Chris Jericho. Fightful Select noted the following regarding Jericho…

“Fightful Select was told by numerous sources that Chris Jericho approached CM Punk, unhappy about the Brawl Out fight as well as the nature of the scrum that had just taken place. Jericho told CM Punk that he was a cancer to the locker room, and a detriment to the company.”

Another “top” AEW star (name not provided) told Meltzer that Punk won’t be back and “his value on screen isn’t one percent worth the hassle and black cloud he causes backstage.” Meltzer wrote that “another top star noted the team has decided he’s out and regardless of some being willing to work with him, the collective decided that he was voted off the island.”