On the upcoming July 15 episode of AEW Collision, CM Punk and Ricky Starks will face off in the finals of the Men’s Owen Hart Foundation Tournament. Punk earned his spot in the finals by defeating Samoa Joe in the semifinals, while Starks emerged victorious against Powerhouse Hobbs.
After nearly two decades, Punk finally had the chance to face off against Joe in an intense match. In a thrilling turn of events, Punk slipped out of Joe’s submission hold, the Coquina Clutch, and rolled him up for the victory, securing his spot in the tournament finals.
After the match, Joe and Punk stared each other down as Joe extended a handshake to Punk. Punk appeared cautious but accepted the gesture. However, Joe took advantage of the moment and locked Punk in the Coquina Clutch while proclaiming that Punk was never better than him. Joe then grabbed a chair, but FTR rushed to the ring to stop Joe.
“I’ve always been better than you!” – Samoa Joe.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) July 9, 2023