The backstage altercation between CM Punk, The Young Bucks, Ace Steel, and Kenny Omega at AEW All Out could result in “pending legal issues” according to a new report.
CM Punk caused a storm at the post-All Out press conference where he took aim at the likes of Adam Page, MJF, and the collective AEW Executive Vice Presidents, although he didn’t mention The Young Bucks or Kenny Omega by name.
After Punk left the conference, an altercation took place with Punk alleged to have swung a punch at Matt Jackson while Punk’s friend and company producer Ace Steel is reported to have thrown a chair that hit Nick Jackson in the head and bit Kenny Omega.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer addressed the situation and says that as a result of what happened “pending legal issues” are a very real threat:
“There are things going on and a lot of people trying to make it worse. It was accelerating. […] Nobody’s allowed to talk, or wants to talk – well, they’re not allowed to talk because there’s pending legal issues based on what happened. It is not a work at all. You don’t have legal issues, you don’t have a police officer run in there, it’s not a work, that’s for sure.”
“[…] There’s a lot of legal situations involved and it can be very messy. I think that’s one of the reasons why nobody in AEW is allowed to talk about it and from a company standpoint, nobody from the company has talked about it. They’re gonna have to at some point address it.”
Meltzer’s co-host Bryan Alvarez then discussed how there are parts of the story that people in AEW are not disputing happened, although there is some confusion as to who the initial aggressors were:
“Nobody is disputing CM Punk punched Matt Jackson. Nobody is disputing that there was at least a punch thrown and Punk punched Matt. No one is disputing Ace Steel threw a chair and hit Nick, and nobody is disputing that [Steel] pulled Kenny Omega’s hair and bit him. These things are the things that appear from both sides that nobody is in disagreement. The disagreement between the two sides is that one side claims that CM Punk threw the punch first, The Young Bucks walked in and he started punching.”
“The other side claims that The Young Bucks stormed in and were the aggressors and that Punk and Ace were defending themselves. Those were the two sides of the story and depending on who you talk to, who was there, who heard what from who, you’re gonna hear one side of the story or the other.”