Mick Foley recently spoke about a wide variety of topics on his Foley is Pod, available at Ad-Free Shows.
In addition, the WWE Hall Of Famer was asked to give his opinion on cm punkcomments to the AEW press conference.
As previously noted, CM Punk ripped Colt Cabana, Hangman Page and AEW EVPs (Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks) during the post-AEW All Out media scrum with AEW President Tony Khan beside him.
Punk had a backstage fight with Nick and Matt Jackson after the scrum which also included Omega and Ace Steel. Omega and The Young Bucks have been suspended and stripped of the Trios titles. Punk has been stripped of the World Heavyweight Title.
“Anything that takes away the joy and prestige of winning that title is counterproductive. So when Punk is in front of the camera and he’s not filled with joy, and he lets out bitterness and anger, I think that detracts.” lives up to the title.”
“Everything Punk did was disastrous because it Tony Khan in a bad position. Punk was injured I think and probably would have been out. It put a lot of eyeballs on the product the next night. That’s a given. It was just very sad. You don’t want to see that side of your superstars.”
“I know when I held that title up when I beat this guy (The Rock) for the WWE title, I never thought I was a WWE title man. So I never built my career around it like a lot of people, but i remember that feeling of pure joy i was moving pretty good for a big dude when i did my two or three laps there and then gave it the impromptu promo i cant imagine going backstage and being angry or bitter or take the joy out of the experience for our fans.”
“I didn’t see Punk’s promo in its entirety, but it put Tony Kahn in a bad position. There is a time and a place to play with emotions, and when you have something substantial that makes people feel strange in their guts, but not after a title win. I just didn’t like seeing it.”
H/T to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription