Ace Steel Released By AEW

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Ace Steel joins CM Punk in being released from AEW.

The events following AEW All Out have become the stuff of legend, with CM Punk and The Elite involved in a massive brawl that also included Head of Talent Relations Christopher Daniels and Punk’s friend and trainer Ace Steel. Not only were punches thrown, Steel reportedly threw a chair at Nick Jackson and bit Kenny Omega.

Everyone involved in the brawl was suspended, and Steel was later fired as the result of an internal investigation, but was later been rehired and is working remotely as he was considered an “insurance risk” and was not allowed to be present for tapings of Collision, something that upset CM Punk greatly. Steel also reportedly received back pay for the time he was fired.

After an investigation into the backstage altercation himself and Jack Perry at All In, CM Punk was fired from All Elite Wrestling. Tony Khan announced his release prior to the September 2nd episode of Collision, which saw a massive ratings drop as a result.

Ace Steel Once Again Fired From AEW

Despite a previous report that there was no reason to fire Ace Steel from his remote position, PWInsider reported that the longtime friend of CM Punk is once again gone from AEW as he was released on September 7th. According to the report, there had been talk within the company of finding a place in Florida for Steel to train talent, but that is obviously no longer the plan after his release.

Prior to being let go from the company, Steel’s contract with All Elite Wrestling was set to expire in the fall of 2024.