Report: Bryan Danielson Headed Committee That Decided To Terminate CM Punk

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Bryan Danielson had an important role in CM Punk’s exit from AEW.

AEW terminated CM Punk on September 2 after he was involved in a backstage incident with Jack Perry at AEW All In.

Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful (via Fightful Select) reports that Punk was terminated by a disciplinary committee, which included AEW General Counsel Chris Peck and an outside attorney. Additionally, Sapp writes that Bryan Danielson was involved in the committee. One AEW source calling the veteran ann “appropriate moral compass who exemplifies objectivity.” This source noted that Danielson effectively headed up and was the face of the committee.

Per Sapp, Danielson was said to have spoken to the roster when he addressed Punk’s termination and stated that the decision was hard to make. Danielson said Punk’s exit was the decision that had to be made. He also cited the positives Punk brought to the company and his friendship with Punk, which dates back years.

Sapp writes that Danielson echoed what he told talent about Punk when he tweeted that the “right thing is often the hardest thing to do” on November 27, just days after Punk returned to WWE.

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Sapp also writes that there was no word regarding the committee’s decision-making process. Sources indicated that they believed that, at least by now, Punk was aware of Danielson’s involvement with the committee. Additionally, Sapp notes that this is a continued duty for Danielson, even after Punk’s departure. Danielson has been responsible for handing out fines when necessary.

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