CM Punk has been the talk of the wrestling world this week. Punk made his shocking return to WWE at the Survivor Series event, and since then virtually every headline has revolved around the Straight Edge Saviour.
It was also reported this week that AEW star Bryan Danielson was part of the panel that made the call to let Punk go from AEW, and Danielson was outright asked about this during an interview on Maggie & Perloff. As always, Danielson gave an open and honest account of his side of the story, and he confirmed that he was indeed involved in having Punk fired from the company, but there were more individuals involved than what was being reported:
"Yeah, I'm a part of the disciplinary committee. Clearly, what happened has happened. I'm somebody who, I like CM Punk, I think he brought a lot to AEW while he was there. There is not a lot I can say about it, or that I want to say about it about. I am part of it. It's really funny, you know how the internet is. Some people say I was the head of the disciplinary committee. There were more than three people involved in this decision, but most of them were all lawyers. To say that I was the head, I don't even have a college degree [laughs]. I'm not in there bossing people around. I am part of the disciplinary committee."
Danielson would go on to add that he wishes Punk nothing but the best when it comes to his second WWE run:
“…. As somebody who...I have a lot of empathy. I'm grateful for the time he was able to spend in AEW. He did a great job for us. I wish him the best in his future and I hope his run there goes well.”
H/T - Fightful