Former AEW Star Bobby Fish Sounds Off On CM Punk

Bobby Fish
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CM Punk has dominated wrestling media headlines over the last week following the end of AEW's All Out pay-per-view on Sunday. Punk won the AEW World Championship from Jon Moxley in his hometown of Chicago.

What really sparked people's interest was Punk's comments at the media scrum after the event. Punk launched into an expletive-laced tirade, burying Colt Cabana, Hangman Adam Page, and The Elite. His comments sparked a "very long" altercation with The Elite shortly after this tirade.

In the aftermath of the melee, Punk and The Elite were suspended indefinitely, pending a third-party investigation. Furthermore, the Straight Edge Superstar was stripped of the AEW World Championship

However, we are now learning that Punk has long had issues with the AEW locker room, including a name that recently departed the company.

A Matter Of Pride

Former AEW star Bobby Fish spoke with NBC Sports Boston recently following his departure from the company. Among the topics discussed was his October 2021 match with Punk. The match ended weirdly, with Fish taking the three count while also kicking out as the three count was made.

Fish detailed his issues with Punk, taking issue with his offense. "Phil is not a bad pro-wrestler but what Phil is not is a martial artist," Fish said. "I've been doing martial arts since I was eight years old, so I take a lot of pride in it."

"He is a pro-wrestler, so go out, tackle, drop down, leapfrog, get it again, all that stuff, all good. In that lane, dare I say, he's got talent but when it comes to martial arts, you are insulting the audience's intelligence because we are supposed to be creating an atmosphere where you can suspend your disbelief."

'You Should Be Grateful'

Punk's offense was not the only thing Fish took issue with. He also strongly disliked the former World Champion's attitude following their match. Fish said he could have taken things to another level, and Punk is lucky he didn't.

"Phil, after the match, was a c**t. Frankly, as a martial artist, I went out and I laid my shoulders down for you. You should be grateful that I did because on national TV if I decided that I wanted to f**king Haku your ass, I could have because you're that little bit of a threat in my world," Fish said.

"I'm not Jon Jones, or Anderson Silva, but I've been doing martial arts since I was young and I can handle myself enough to where I will fold you like a wet nap, Phill Brooks. So, for you to be c**ty afterwards because of a mistake that you made, it just doesn't wear well."

A Stolen Finish

Fish continued airing his issues with the Straight Edge Superstar. He pointed out that Punk's finisher, the GTS, is not a move of his own creation.

"Not to mention, the move that he finished me with, is not even his finish. It was KENTA's. You know, Phil, you took a man's finishing move, which anybody who knows pro-wrestling knows that's kind of f***ed up and you weren't even decent enough to change the name," Fish said.

Punk's True Colors

Fish commented on Punk's showing at the All Out media scum, as well. What we saw at the media scrum was Punk's true colors, according to the former AEW star.

"I think Phil kind of showed the world the scumbag he can be. Maybe he's not that scumbag every day, but I guess we all got a little bit of scumbag in us and some of us do a better job at controlling it than others."

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I have experience covering sports going back to 2014. Major The Last of Us fan. #1 Jar Jar Binks propagandist. I am currently pursuing a degree in communications.

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