Tony Khan was a witness to CM Punk and Jack Perry’s altercation at All In.
CM Punk and Jack Perry were involved in a backstage incident at All In after Perry commented during his bout with HOOK about using real glass in that match following an earlier disagreement between the two men when Punk put a stop to Perry using glass on an episode of Collision.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez gave the latest on the incident and said Tony Khan was a witness to what happened and that monitors were even knocked down onto him during the scuffle:
“CM Punk, according to several people said something to the effect of, ‘You know I can beat your ass, right?’ Then there was an incident. It was very quick…Pretty much 100 percent (of the witnesses said) Punk made the comment and either shoved or pie-faced Jungle Boy, grabbed him in the guillotine front headlock and it was immediately broken up. Somoa Joe was right there, everybody was right there. Nobody got their ass kicked, there was nothing like that.
“They got close enough to Tony Khan that I believe monitors were knocked down onto Tony Khan. He was right there and he saw everything and a lot of people were right there and they saw everything.”
Samoa Joe “furious” after CM Punk altercation
Alvarez followed up by noting that AEW officials were set to change the running order for the show and that left Samoa Joe less than pleased given the magnitude of the event:
“Several people said he threatened to quit and he didn’t want to go out for the match…I believe they went to FTR and The Young Bucks and they were like, ‘Can you guys open the show?’ and the response was, ‘We’re not ready to open the show.’
“Then they went to the six-man with Kenny and Hangman and all those guys and they were like, ‘Can you open the show?’ and they were like, ‘I guess we can’ and so they were getting ready to go out. I was told that Joe was furious. He’s at Wembley, there’s 80,000 people there and he’s about to go out and apparently, he talked Punk into doing the match.”
The fallout from the event remains to be seen but Tony Khan will have more to concern himself as a big week in AEW history continues with its three weekly shows and the All Out pay-per-view live from Chicago to come.