A new report has shed light on the threat of legal action between AEW and CM Punk in the wake of the backstage fight that took place at All Out.
As everyone knows by now All Out turned into something of a disaster for AEW after the show following CM Punk’s comments at the post-show media scrum. Allegations have suggested The Young Bucks confronted Punk in his locker room and a fight ensued which saw AEW producer Ace Steel biting Kenny Omega. Steel has reportedly since been fired by the company.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer gave the latest on the silence from all sides surrounding the chaos amid rumours that there are threats of legal action:
“I mean, we haven’t even heard AEW never announced that Ace Steel was gone. They never announced any of the suspensions. They never said anything and they will never say anything on this because of potential legal action, or whatever the reason is, but there’s subjects Tony Khan doesn’t talk about, and this is for sure is gonna be one of them.”
Meltzer’s guest, Wrestling Inc’s Nick Hausman commented that his understanding is there is no legal action being taken against CM Punk:
“I’m under the impression there’s no litigation against Punk at this moment.”
Dave Meltzer then added that from what he understands there also isn’t litigation in play from Punk towards AEW:
“As far as I know, there isn’t, but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be. I suppose it’s possible on the other side, too, but I have not heard that. I mean the key to this is so much of the stuff has not come out and I don’t know that it ever will but I know that there’s certain things that people want to come out that haven’t come out because everyone is essentially banned from talking about it that is involved.”
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