Next week, AEW Dynamite will have a special Fight For The Fallen edition. Cody Rhodes spoke to Alex McCarthy of Talksport to promote said event, but went on to reveal some new information about the behind the scenes movement of AEW. The information is about CM Punk.
Pro-Wrestling legend Konnan recently claimed that CM Punk asked for an extravagant amount of money to join AEW, which led them to lose interest in Punk. Cody Rhodes was asked about the claim.
About Konnan, Rhodes said: “I like Konnan a lot. He’s kind of my AAA buddy. He’s a really smart, smart guy. I wish I could spend a little more time with Konnan – I know I’m waxing poetic on Konnan here but I think he’s a really great guy.”
About Punk, he said: “As far as the CM Punk negotiations go, everyone heard the famous ‘he got a text from us.’ Yeah, of course there were negotiations and he did ask for a great amount of money and Punk is worth a great deal of money. But you also have to – and this isn’t speaking to Punk specifically, this is speaking to recruitment and what we’ve learned in wrestling in general – a lot of people think ‘these wrestlers are running this wrestling company.'”
Rhodes is still interested to work with Punk in the future: “Doesn’t mean they won’t one day, but they never got entirely too serious. I think there is a good relationship there. I think I have a good relationship with Phil, I believe Tony does too and I’m not sure really when it comes to him, it’s not so much about the money. It’s about are you interested in doing this?
“Because the price tag becomes a lot more justifiable if you’re genuinely interested in what we’re doing at the high speed we’re doing it. And again, that’s not even specific to him, just in general, if the passion is not there, the money is not there,” he added.
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