Jon Moxley responded to CM Punk on Renee Paquette's podcast Sessions. Mox revealed he was actually not under contract during his run as AEW Champion last summer when the incident between he and Punk occurred.
When asked if he would like to comment on Punk's claim:
"No, because nothing has unfolded. It's f***ING annoying. Just because somebody said some stupid sh*t on social media, that's not news. But it is, and it ends up being a thing. I don't want to get dragged into this dumb sh*t. I could f***ING unload on a lot of f***ing people right now. And when I start getting dragged into this sh*t it tempts me to do that but I'm not going to f***ing sink to that level.
I will say this. I will give you a tid bit of information from my point of view. The entire summer, I was not under contract [with AEW.] No contract. Free agent. I was at Summerslam weekend wrestling Desperado and sh*t the day of Summerslam. F***ing suplexed him on a bunch of aluminium cans and sh*t cut in half. It was f***ing dope. I could have walked into Summerslam that night with the AEW f***ing belt, if had I been so inclined. Nobody knew that because I don't put my sh*t out there in the world and let everybody know every f***ing thing about my business.
The night in what's-his-dicks [CM Punk] talking about, Minneapolis, is the night he came back, hopping on one foot after me and Jericho wrestled. Badass match by the way. We're talking later about stuff. Bear in mind, and this is my point, I basically don't work there. For all intents and purposes. I don't even work here. Tony [Khan] is not my boss. I don't even have to be in this room. I don't have to do shit. So even me being in this room and offering and agreeing to a storyline that puts you over at the Pay-Per-View [All Out 2022] if anything, I am bending over backwards for Tony and for this dude, and for the company. Because I didn't have to do sh*t. If anything, I was bending over backwards. So that's it. It's not even controversial. I'm just telling you [how it is.]"
He also went on to talk about the drama in AEW.
“I've never said anything even remotely negative about AEW. But I will say this. As an observer, it seems like I spent 8 years on the Indies, did a couple years in developmental, did 8 years in WWE.
I have never seen so much bullshit drama in one place (AEW) in my entire fucking life.
I hate to say that. But it's like, and I don't know if it's because of the age of social media and shit just gets blown out of proportion. Like one person types one stupid drunk tweet and it's all anybody wants to talk about...
Like we're sitting up here doing a podcast and you know what we're NOT talking about? That stellar fucking match between Vikingo and Kenny Omega. We're not talking about all this cool stuff going on in AEW. We're not talking about this great PPV we just had."
- Jon Moxley
(via The Sessions)