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Tony Khan Claims CM Punk Was Not Why Colt Cabana Was Moved From AEW To ROH, Explains Reason He Brought Him Back

Despite rumors to the contrary, Tony Khan did not move Colt Cabana from AEW to ROH per the request of CM Punk.

The AEW and ROH President confirmed this during the AEW Full Gear 2022 post-show media scrum in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday night.

While speaking at the post-show scrum, Khan explained that it was not because of Punk that he moved Cabana from AEW to ROH. He also explained why Colt Cabana was brought back to AEW and chosen as Chris Jericho’s opponent for the ROH Championship match on AEW TV in Baltimore, MD.

Featured below are some of the highlights of Tony Khan talking about this at the AEW Full Gear post-show media scrum.

On how CM Punk did not ask for Colt Cabana to be removed from television: “No, no. He never asked for that. He never asked for that. The first time it came up, I think you asked me that on a scrum call, and I wasn’t looking at you face to face. It was before [ROH] Death Before Dishonor, I think. He never asked me that. I could have probably addressed it then. I just didn’t comment on it because wanted to keep talking about the wrestling that was on the show because Colt Cabana was wrestling on the show. You weren’t asking me specifically about the show, so I didn’t answer that there. But no.”

On the reason why Colt Cabana was chosen as Chris Jericho’s opponent in Baltimore: “As far as the match with Chris in Baltimore, I thought it made a lot of sense because we had the Ring of Honor championship series, and we had talked about Chris Jericho wrestling so many of the great names in Ring of Honor. When you talk about great people who have held championships in Ring of Honor, we brought in Bandido, Dalton Castle, a lot of great people. Tomohiro Ishii’s a great former Ring of Honor World TV Champion. When we’ve been booking the shows, I’ve been using Colt Cabana, both as a coach and a wrestler in Ring of Honor. So I looked at the Ring of Honor roster, and Colt Cabana’s a very logical challenger because not only has he held the Ring of Honor World Tag Team Championship, but he’s also somebody who’s been wrestling in the new Ring of Honor, the 2022 Ring of Honor. He’s undefeated, he’s won both of his matches, so I thought he’d be a very logical challenger for Chris, and it’s also a good match.”

Watch the complete AEW Full Gear 2022 post-show media scrum via the YouTube player embedded below. H/T to for transcribing the above quotes.

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