CM Punk writes Instagram story about Chris Jericho being “a liar and a stooge” but then deletes it
CM Punk wrote an Instagram story about his matches with Jon Moxley during the summer of 2022. After returning from injury, CM Punk lost his AEW world title to interim world champion Jon Moxley in a unification match on AEW Dynamite and then regained the title at the All Out PPV. At the time, it was reported that Moxley pitched the idea of the unification match happening on Dynamite and Punk “eventually” agreed to it.
Here is what Punk wrote regarding the storyline…
“SIGH. I wasn’t cleared to come back to wrestle yet. Then plan was to wrestle at the ppv. I sat and listened to moxleys Rocky three idea. I explained how I’d never seen a Rocky movie. I and thought the idea sucked but if the boss wanted to do it whatever. He said he wouldn’t lose to me. I’d never experienced someone refusing to lose to me. I just laughed. I asked Tony [Khan] if this was what he wanted. He said yes. He’s the boss so I said okay but I’d need to be cleared first. They kept saying it could just be a squash so I didn’t need to be cleared. I scoffed at that. My health is more important.
Dave Meltzer is a liar. [Chris] Jericho is a liar and a stooge. There were plans but plans always change but I’ll never put a company above my health ever again.”
Meltzer wrote the following on F4WOnline.com’s message board at the time…
“Do you know why they didn’t advertise Punk vs. Moxley longer and why it had a short build? Because Punk agreed to it, then AEW got a legal letter saying he wasn’t down with it and wasn’t doing it and they didn’t know if he’d come until Tony put his foot down. There are a lot of nice things I can say about him, and you can absolutely argue his position on Moxley was correct, but you can’t argue he willingly did what he was asked in that scenario.”
After the 2022 All Out PPV, Jericho allegedly said that Punk was a cancer to the AEW locker room and a detriment to the company.
Punk quickly deleted the story after he posted. However, numerous fans took screenshots and one fan captured a video to confirm that it was legitimate…
He deleted it pretty quickly. Took video just as backup lol pic.twitter.com/pKX06WNiYS
— Danny (@dajosc11) March 23, 2023