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Dax Harwood Apologizes For Recent Remarks About CM Punk & The Elite: I Was Just Trying To Make Things Right

Last month, Dax Harwood called for CM Punk and The Elite to settle their differences, but the plea didn’t draw good favor with the AEW locker room.

Harwood, host of his own podcast, believes the group could “set up the future of professional wrestling for a long time” if they found a way to work together again after the infamous post-AEW All Out altercation. Punk seemingly agreed with Harwood, commenting “duh” under an Instagram posting echoing Harwood’s sentiments. “Several” people in the AEW locker room, however, were not happy with the idea, as reported by Wrestling Observer Radio.

On the most recent episode of FTR with Dax Harwood, Harwood apologized for his prior statement, recognizing the “unfavorable” reaction it elicited.

“First of all, for the first narrative about Punk, I can give you 100% God’s honest truth, he has never told me to say anything,” Harwood clarified. “He’s never expressed to me that he wants me to paint a certain narrative about him. I can also tell you, God’s honest truth — and I hope he doesn’t get mad at me for saying this because I love him and he is my best friend — but he told me, ‘I haven’t even listened to your podcast.’ So for anybody thinking that, that’s completely 100% wrong.

“I hate that he feels that way and I wish and I hope that I’m just some sort of vessel that can change his mindset because that’s a scary place to be. Guys, he’s a beautiful human being. The Young Bucks are beautiful human beings, OK. All of them are. All I was trying to do was make things right. That’s all. That’s the only thing I was trying to do. Maybe I went too far or maybe it’s not for me to make right. But in the moment, as a human being who has a heart and who loves wrestling, I tried to make things right and that was all. And if I was wrong for that and I upset those guys, or even if I upset Punk, I sincerely apologize. If I upset my office, I sincerely apologize. If I upset anybody else who is letting Dave Meltzer know that the locker room is upset with me, if I upset that person, I sincerely apologize. That was not my goal. My goal was to make AEW better. That’s all.”

READ MORE: CM Punk On Dax Harwood Saying He And The Elite Should Make It Work: ‘Duh’

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