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Jack Perry Disputes Claim He Asked For Forgiveness, Denied AEW Release

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Jack Perry disputes claims that he asked for forgiveness and regularly apologised in the months after the behind-the-scenes fight with CM Punk at All In London 2023, or that there are any current plans in place for an AEW return.


As revealed by Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer, not only did Jack Perry not repeatedly text AEW President Tony Khan saying sorry for his part in the CM Punk confrontation backstage, but as reported in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter he didn't hear from Tony Khan for two months after the incident.


Jack Perry also informed Tony Khan’s lawyers that he wouldn't be making first contact, with Tony Khan then finally setting up a meeting between the two before last year's Full Gear. A meeting where plans to bring Jack Perry back to AEW in December were talked about.


Those plans were then dropped in the wake of CM Punk's WWE return at Survivor Series.


After wanting to appear at the then-incoming NJPW Wrestle Kingdom event but not being able to due to logistical reasons, the former AEW World Tag Team Champion then worked with Rocky Romero and Tony Khan to bring his current NJPW run into being.


And though Jack Perry is still currently under AEW contract, it was also revealed that he asked for his release at one point but was denied it and there are still no current plans for him to return to AEW TV.


Jack Perry and Tony Khan haven't talked in months, and he hasn't cleared anything he's been seen doing in NJPW with Tony Khan, including calling himself a "scapegoat" or tearing up his AEW contract.


Jack Perry hasn't appeared on AEW programming since that London PPV where he clashed with Hook over the FTW title a match that saw him controversially say the line "real glass, cry me a river" which led to a fight between Jack Perry and CM Punk backstage. CM Punk was then fired from AEW in the aftermath.


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