During the post-AEW Full Gear media scrum, AEW President Tony Khan was asked whether CM Punk had asked him to move Colt Cabana from AEW to ROH earlier this year and if Punk wanted Cabana gone from the promotion.
Cabana’s contract wasn’t going to be renewed until the AEW locker room came to bat for him. Punk is in talks about AEW buying out his contract after he ripped Cabana and The Elite at the All Out media scrum.
Khan stated that the rumors of Punk having Cabana moved to ROH weren’t true and Punk “never asked for that.”
Cabana appeared a few months after the All Out brawl on AEW Dynamite by wrestling Chris Jericho in a match that felt to many like a message being sent to Punk.
Dave Meltzer noted on today’s Wrestling Observer Radio that there is a lot of skepticism from AEW wrestlers in the locker room about Khan’s claim of Punk’s innocence in the way the promotion handled Cabana’s status.