People within AEW said to be “really frustrated” about Tony Khan’s decision to air the CM Punk and Jack Perry video footage

During the April 10th 2024 edition of AEW Dynamite, The Young Bucks (Matthew Jackson & Nicholas Jackson) presented backstage footage of CM Punk’s backstage altercation with Jack Perry from AEW All In 2023. The footage, which contained no audio, showed Punk approaching Perry and the two had words for several seconds. Punk attacked Perry and things were quickly broken up.

During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer of discussed the reactions within AEW to Tony Khan’s decision to air the footage…

“When Punk did his interview, I asked around and the basic thing was look it’s over and done with. It was a bad chapter in the history of AEW and it’s over. He can say whatever he wants, who cares? There was a couple of people going like, yeah Adam Page never got to answer back and will never answer because he never wants to be… whatever. But most people were like we’re over it, it’s not part of our lives, it’s not part of our company, forget about it.

Now here as soon as Tony did that [announced the CM Punk-Jack Perry footage would air], then I started hearing from people and it was people who were just like really frustrated, like now it’s back, the whole thing is back, and there’s things that have happened and people have been made to look bad now and they can’t answer back.” (quote courtesy of

Meltzer also commented on the footage of Khan “fearing for his life” not being shown…

“The incident with Tony (Khan) was not gonna be shown, and it wasn’t shown, but now what’s happened is that people are going like ‘Tony said ‘he threatened my life’ where’s the footage?’ And it’s just like, He did say that and by showing the footage and having nothing of that, it just made… it just wasn’t well thought out. I suppose you could have shown that footage too but that doesn’t even play into the storyline at all.” (quote courtesy of