The issues between CM Punk and members of the AEW roster led to a brawl backstage at All Out with a new report stating Punk has talked with Tony Khan.
It was CM Punk vs. Jon Moxley for the AEW World Title at All Out this past Sunday in Chicago. After a grueling, bloody and physical match, Punk was able to hit the Go To Sleep (GTS) knee twice to beat Moxley and become the AEW World Champion for the second time.
After the end of the show, AEW President Tony Khan was backstage to talk to the media and Punk joined him. That led to a chaotic media scrum that has produced many headlines over the last several days.
During the press conference, Punk went on a rant (without being asked about it) against his former friend Colt Cabana with Punk going off about the money he gave Cabana while also mocking Cabana for sharing a bank account with his mother among other things. Punk also took shots at EVPs like The Young Bucks and also Adam Page for being “empty-headed” among other things.
Following Punk’s ranting towards the press, he went to his locker room where Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks allegedly got into a fight with Punk. It also involved AEW producer/Punk’s close friend Ace Steel biting Omega at one point and also throwing a chair. One person close to the situation said Steel was lucky not to be in jail for his actions.
There have been several suspensions handed out to people involved in AEW including the Head of Talent Relations, Christopher Daniels. At this time, things are not clear as far as what punishment Punk might have to deal with.
It was reported by Steven Muehlhausen of DAZN on Twitter that Punk and Khan have talked since the backstage brawl at All Out:
“Sources: Keep getting asked about CM Punk. Here’s what I know: Tony Khan met w/Punk in Chicago on Tuesday. The talk ‘was constructive’. What that means who knows but Steel being suspended is being seen as a sign he won’t be fired. He still could be. Lot of moving parts still.”
It is expected that the situation will be addressed on Dynamite in Buffalo, New York later this evening.