Wardlow references CM Punk during angry promo on the 2/21/24 edition of AEW Dynamite

During the February 21st 2024 edition of AEW Dynamite, Wardlow stormed to the ring and cut a promo about being screwed over by AEW. Wardlow vented about how he was “the next big thing” in 2022 but never received a world title shot. Without saying their names, Wardlow brought up beating former AEW world champions such as CM Punk and MJF.

Wardlow said the following about Punk…

“The best in the world… the real world heavyweight champion… I beat his ass like nobody has in his entire career. His body is still falling apart from me!”

Wardlow proclaimed himself to be the uncrowned “King of AEW” and said it’s no longer wrestling, it’s war.