Jack Perry remains on the sidelines in AEW after All In.
During Jack Perry’s match with HOOK on the All In pre-show, the former Jungle Boy looked into the camera and said, “It’s real glass, cry me a river.” His words were in direct reference to reports that he and CM Punk had gotten into an argument on an early episode of Collision that stemmed from Perry wanting to use real glass as part of a spot and Punk putting a stop to that.
Accounts differ on what exactly went down once Perry came backstage, but it’s well-documented that an altercation took place between Perry and Punk and that Perry was sent home from the arena while Punk went on to defeat Samoa Joe in the opening bout of the main show.
That proved to be Punk’s last match in AEW as he was terminated by the company following an investigation into the incident as well as into Punk’s behaviour in general.
Tony Khan confirms Jack Perry’s suspension
Speaking at the post-All Out media scrum, Tony Khan would not address the CM Punk situation but did confirm that Jack Perry remains suspended for his part in the altercation:
“He’s been suspended indefinitely. I think we’ve suspended everybody in that investigation and then took further action after that based on what happened and came out of the investigation.
“But as for Jack, we suspended Jack as a participant in an incident backstage and Jack hasn’t been around, but that’s all I can say about it. But at the time, we did suspend him and he hasn’t been at AEW since AEW All In backstage in London.”
There have been reports that CM Punk was involved in an incident with William Regal back on Regal’s first day in AEW in March 2022 when he refused to shake Regal’s hand and accused him of being “Triple H’s stooge.”