Dave Meltzer has interacted with The Young Bucks on loads of events, however, based on him, not to the level CM Punk believed in the course of the now-infamous All Out media scrum. In an unique interview, Meltzer spoke with Wrestling Inc. Senior News Editor Nick Hausman about what went down that night time and the way he, like many others, was caught off-guard by Punk’s phrases.
“At first, I simply thought it was Punk venting, and that is positively all I believed. ‘Oh he is venting and that is nice, no matter,'” mentioned Meltzer who talked about the second the place he knew issues had been heading in a extra critical path. “When he talked about ‘Adam Page had by no means completed something within the enterprise,’ it was like, ‘Okay, I do not like the place that is going,’ as a result of he simply actually insulted all the firm at that time. And then the stuff in regards to the VPs and all the pieces — the EVPs or no matter — I do not know.”
The week prior in a “Sports Illustrated” piece, Punk had talked about Meltzer concerning rumors that he was unhappy in AEW, claiming that sure folks fed the “Wrestling Observer” founder with info over direct messages; rumors circulated that The Young Bucks had been these “sure folks.” Meltzer took word.
“I do know the man nicely sufficient that I most likely ought to have — as quickly as I noticed that quote — go, ‘Dude, it did not occur. I can simply inform you it did not occur. Nothing near that occurred,'” Meltzer mentioned. “But I did not, and I’m not saying that that might’ve stopped any of this, as a result of it most likely nonetheless would’ve occurred. But it is like, I kind of do really feel responsible about that side of it.”