All Elite Wrestling released former two-time AEW World Champion CM Punk from his multi-year deal with the company several months ago following a number of backstage incidents and his physical altercation with Jack Perry at their All In PPV Event, which according to AEW CEO Tony Khan was the last straw as he feared for his life.
A disciplinary committee, which included “The American Dragon” Bryan Danielson, ultimately decided to have Punk fired, but Khan still had the final say in the matter. Punk previously signed an NDA and is not legally allowed to discuss his departure from All Elite Wrestling as well as speak about a number of people in the company. Khan is legally also not allowed to say anything, something he has publicly revealed.
Dave Meltzer stated on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio Program that “The Best In The World” CM Punk was not upset at all about being fired from All Elite Wrestling and that he really did not want to be fired, but him being let go did not upset him, in fact CM Punk even reached out to WWE about ten days prior to Survivor Series: WarGames in his hometown of Chicago to see if they would be interested in bringing him back. Punk even showed up backstage on RAW earlier this year, where he was trying to speak with Triple H for a few minutes and make amends with The Miz.