According to the AEW President, CM Punk's history with Colt Cabana had nothing to do with Cabana being moved to the ROH roster.
It was reported in May that Cabana had signed a new deal with the company and was "earmarked" for ROH. He hasn't performed for AEW since an episode of Dark on March 4 and no longer appears backstage with The Dark Order.
During a recent interview with Forbes, Tony Khan said that Punk's history with Cabana did not factor into Cabana being moved to ROH.
“There is certainly a perception out there that I don’t think is accurate that when I purchased Ring of Honor and also [as] some of the contracts were coming up and I was starting to make moves—whether it was renewing them in most cases or not renewing them or in some cases reassigning people—there was a misconception that was perpetuated unfairly that CM Punk had anything to do with me wanting to move Colt Cabana to the Ring of Honor roster when his contract came up,” Khan said.
“I will clarify that, just to take it head on, that he [Punk] had nothing to do with any of the contracts I picked up, whether I did or didn’t. But in particular, I did pick up Colt Cabana’s contract and gave him a similar contract to do different work,” said Khan. “I don’t know if it was fair that that got perpetuated...I also didn’t think that was fair to Punk.”
As for the future of Ring of Honor, Khan said he's still working on finding a home for a weekly ROH show.
“I’m still having very exciting conversations about the future of Ring of Honor and where it will live, but my goal is to do a weekly Ring of Honor show,” Khan said. “We are for sure 100 percent gonna continue the Ring of Honor franchise.”