CM Punk references made by The Elite at AEW Full Gear were in poor taste but not illegal according to a Punk’s lawyer.
The wrestling world was rocked when news broke of a backstage altercation involving Punk, backstage producer Ace Steele, and The Elite following AEW All Out 2022.
It is believed the brawl broke out following controversial comments made by Punk during the post-show media scrum following the event. Punk candidly berated AEW EVPs Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks during a sensational tirade, stating the trio were not fit to manage a branch of US supermarket Target.
Those involved in the backstage melee will not be able to reveal what occurred on the fateful night after reportedly signing non-disclosure agreements (NDA).
Upon their return, Omega and the Young Bucks, however, made seemingly obvious references to the incident during bouts, including using Punk’s GTS finisher.
In a recent appearance on Rumor & Innuendo, Punk’s lawyer, Stephen P. New, noted that the antics were more in poor taste than anything that would be in breach of the signed agreement:
“It was in poor taste, but I don’t know that it violated any kind of NDA or anything like that.
It was the AEW equivalent of Kevin Nash dressed up as Arn Anderson dropping a bottle of beer in the ring, you know?
I mean, it was just, it was really poor taste, but I don’t think it violated any kind of NDA.”
Chris Jericho Exchanges Heated Messages With Lawyer Over CM Punk Incident
Stephen P. New also made the headlines on Christmas Day after exchanging a series of heated messages with AEW star Chris Jericho on the social media site ‘X’.
New had revealed that it was possible that Ace Steele’s wife, Lucy, was the only person able to reveal what occurred during the brawl as she had not been subject to an NDA.
Chris Jericho, who was also present, shot back at the lawyer during the exchange, denying that he had signed such a document.
H/T: Haus Of Wrestling for the above transcription