Jon Moxley addresses CM Punk and being called the “worst guy” in his faction

The August 17th 2022 of AEW Dynamite started with a promo from CM Punk to hype up his world title unification match against Jon Moxley. During the promo, CM Punk referenced The Shield when he said Moxley “is the third best guy in his own group, and that seems to be a reoccurring theme in his career.”

During an interview with Tony Pike and Rick Ucchino of Cincinnati’s Cincy 360, new world champion Moxley addressed what CM Punk said…

“CM Punk said ‘oh you’re the third best guy in your group. [referencing The Shield] It’s actually an awesome situation to be the worst guy in your group because I get to learn from those guys… I want to be around people that are better than me. Iron sharpens iron, and I want to keep getting better… If you don’t get any better, you’re going to regress because the world is going to pass you by.”

“Belts come and go, you know, I’m gonna lose this one at some point. Somebody will beat me, but then I’ll just get right back up on the horse and get another one. I’m not gonna go quit for 7 years, or feel sorry for myself, that’s just how these things go.” (quotes courtesy of