A new report reveals the injury suffered by CM Punk’s dog Larry during the brawl after AEW All Out, and also provides more details on what occurred.
Though the AEW All Out pay-per-view featured plenty of action and multiple title changes, the events following the event overshadowed the in-ring competition. Once the pay-per-view was over, CM Punk launched into a verbal tirade at a post-show media scrum, calling out his former friend Colt Cabana and Hangman Adam Page. While he didn’t call them out by name, he also had pointed comments aimed at AEW EVP’s Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks, saying they “couldn’t manage a Target” much less a pro wrestling company.
Punk’s comments led to a brawl that is now the stuff of legend. The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega confronted the new AEW World Champion in his locker room, and during the melee, Punk’s trainer and friend Ace Steel reportedly threw a chair at Nick Jackson and bit Kenny Omega. Everyone involved in the brawl was suspended from the company, and it was recently reported that Ace Steel has been released.
Now, a new report from WrestlingInc provides more details on the situation, stating that AEW has not reached out to CM Punk since the incident. According to the report, CM Punk was asked to keep quiet about the incident and complied.
CM Punk’s Dog Larry Reportedly Needed Teeth Removed Following The AEW All Out Brawl
Sources from CM Punk’s camp told WrestlingInc that they didn’t believe the comments at the media scrum to be a big deal, and that the situation only escalated once the door of Punk’s locker room was “kicked in” and hit Punk’s dog Larry in the face. According to the report, Larry had a pre-scheduled vet appointment a few days later, and it was determined that two of his teeth had come loose and needed to be removed.
The report continued, noting that Punk felt threatened by the confrontation and acted in accordance to Illinois’ Castle Doctrine laws, which allow for the use of self defense when a person is threatened in their place of dwelling. There is currently no legal action being brought against Punk according to the report.
It was also reported that Ace Steel’s wife Lucy was in the room during the altercation, but she has not been interviewed as part of AEW’s internal investigation.
Finally, the WrestlingInc report notes that after Hangman Adam Page made comments about CM Punk on AEW Dynamite back in May, there was distrust from Punk’s end leading into his title match with Page at Double or Nothing. At the time, CM Punk was concerned that the pay-per-view match might break down into a physical fight.