Video: CM Punk makes multiple WWE references during AEW Dynamite

The August 17th 2022 of AEW Dynamite started with a promo from AEW world champion CM Punk to hype up his unification match against interim champion Jon Moxley. During the promo, CM Punk made multiple WWE references. 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.”

CM Punk mentioned Moxley’s “best friend” Eddie Kingston and said he’s the 3rd best Eddie (reference to Eddie Guerrero) that he’s been in the ring with and he’s the 2nd best Kingston (reference to Kofi Kingston) he’s been in a locker room with. CM Punk also referenced John Cena and the 2011 WWE Money in the Bank PPV when he said Moxley is “not even the first Jon I’ve beaten in Chicago for a belt.”

There were two pull-apart brawls between CM Punk and Moxley. It was later announced that the unification match will take place on next week’s Dynamite instead of the All Out PPV.