CM Punk And Jon Moxley Ignite Road To Title Unification With Fiery Confrontation

Wednesday night's "AEW Dynamite opened with plenty of fireworks.

The recently returned AEW World Champion, CM Punk came out to call out the current AEW Interim World Champion, Jon Moxley. The intensity picked up from almost the instant the microphone was in Punk's hand.

"Everybody wants to be champ until it's time to do champ sh*t," Punk said.

Punk won the AEW World Title at the Double or Nothing pay-per-view earlier this year. He's been out of action for the better part of the past two months, but returned at the end of last week's show and found himself face to face with Moxley. One week later, Punk decided to share his two cents on Moxley. 

"Jon Moxley may be number one in your hearts, but he's not number one in this company, because I am the AEW Champion!," Punk declared.

After weathering some boos from the crowd, Punk added that "Moxley is the third best guy in his own group, and that seems to be a reoccurring theme in his career." Punk, of course, was referring to Moxley currently being in the Blackpool Combat Club, and to his time spent in The Shield in WWE alongside Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins.

Punk continued his verbal assault until Moxley finally made his entrance through the crowd. As he made his way to the ring, Punk continued to insult Moxley, doing "snow angels" in the ring.

'Heart And Soul'

"Punk's dropping pipe bombs!" Moxley sarcastically stated once he got on the microphone. "Doing what he does best, writing checks with his mouth, that his body can't cash."

Moxley said this while throwing in a reference to Punk's foot injury by wiggling his foot.

"I am the heart and soul of this company, and every time they call me 'interim champion' it makes me think of you, and it makes me sick," Moxley said after claiming the AEW World and Interim Championships "don't mean sh*t."

Punk threw down his title and told Moxley, "You can be the heart and the soul, I'll be the dollars and the cents."

Moxley stood right up in Punk's face. Eventually Punk did the same and the two started throwing punches until security rushed to the ring to break them up. The brawl resumed later in the night, after Moxley attacked Tony Nese, and called Punk out once again. Security broke them up once again.

It was later announced that the hostilities between Punk and Moxley can no longer wait until the All Out pay-per-view. Instead, they will meet in a title unification match on the August 24 episode of "Dynamite".