Former WWE and AEW superstar Bobby Fish has accused CM Punk of stealing the GTS from Kenta. Fish explained what happened in their match at Dynamite last year when he seemingly kicked out of a supposed finish.
Bobby Fish left AEW after his contract expired at the end of August. Since leaving AEW, Fish has been quite outspoken about his time in the company. Fish was speaking to Joey G of Wrestling Headlines where he expressed his thoughts about CM Punk.
Fish wrestled CM Punk in singles match on Dynamite last year. The match created headlines for Bobby Fish seemingly kicking out of Punk’s finisher GTS. Fish has now explained what happened in their match that night.
He also took opportunity to take shots at Punk for stealing the move from Japanese star Kenta. Bobby said that Punk didn’t even had the decency to change the name of the move.
He said that he felt that Punk had signaled him to ‘change something’ in that match. So Fish had to make a split second decision which he did. Just few days ago Bobby had called CM Punk a c*nt and said that Punk should be grateful that he took the pin.
The match that I had with Punk, where things go wonky at the end of that match with the kick out on the GTS, which isn’t even his move. That’s me giving into my desire to be a little bit petty in that regard. It’s KENTA’s move and you didn’t even have the decency to change the name. Regardless, the confusion at the end of our match was the fact that he did what’s called ‘the office’ or an ‘iggy.’ This is some inside baseball stuff here. He did that before the three count was over. Having been in the business for a long time, I recognize what that is and have done it myself to somebody to say, in our way, ‘whatever, good match.’ He did it before the three count was over. That’s also a way to alert your opponent that, ‘Hey, let’s change something.’ In that moment, I can liken it to what Tony Khan might have been feeling when he’s going off on the EVPs. You don’t know what to do. In that moment, I know for myself, I had to make a split-second decision, couldn’t weigh out this or that. I had to kick out or not kick out and lose the moment forveer. I kicked out. Being whatever it was,”h/t fightful
Bobby was asked about AEW backstage brawl to which he described Punk’s behavior as disgraceful. He said that Tony must have been taken to surprise by what Punk said at the AEW All Out media scrum.
Fish also highlighted the contrast between two managements saying that Vince McMahon or Triple H would’ve acted differently and taken action on Punk in such a situation.
“Only reason I bring it up is because we’re talking about it and I do want to extend some grace to Tony in that regard, just because I’ve been there. To be caught in that position, he definitely should have reacted differently, Hunter [Triple H] or Vince McMahon would have potentially folded Phil like a wet nap in that moment, which is probably the right reaction. In Tony’s defense, that might not be his personality. Here it is, in this moment, he’s hitched the cart of his company to the back of this guy, given him not only a lot of money, but a lot of trust, and you’re kind of shitting all over that right next to him. It’s a sucky position for everyone,”h/t fightful
Bobby Fish had previously challenged Punk to fight him on his podcast.
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