UPDATE: Several AEW stars believe CM Punk could be let go following the altercation. More at this link.
You will likely have seen by now that CM Punk made a series of very inflammatory comments about AEW’s EVPs in the post-All Out media scrum, and that these comments appear to have resulted in backstage physical altercation.
The latest reports are that punches were thrown, and that Punk’s trainer Ace Steel went one step further by allegedly throwing a chair, biting, and pulling people’s hair.
As a result of all this, it’s perhaps unsurprising to hear that the people involved in the fight could be facing serious legal consequences. Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted no-one in AEW is allowed to talk about what happened due to “pending legal issues”.
Meltzer, who again confirmed the situation is not a work, said:
“Nobody’s allowed to talk or wants to talk because there’s pending legal issues based on what happened. It is not a work at all, and you don’t have legal issues and police officers run in there [if it’s a work]. It’s not a work.
“There’s a lot of legal situations involved, and it can be very messy, and I think that’s one of the reasons why no-one in AEW is allowed to talk about it. From a company standpoint, obviously no-one is talking, but they’re gonna have to at some point.”
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In terms of how serious any legal repercussions may be, we will likely have to wait and see. Meltzer noted many people who were involved, or who witnessed the incident will want to tell their side of the story, but this cannot happen until any legal issues are dealt with first.
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