Tony Khan On AEW All In Incident – “I’m Doing My Best To Be Honest”

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Tony Khan says he’s still looking into things when it comes to the incident between Jack Perry and CM Punk at AEW 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.

While accounts differ on what exactly went down once Perry came backstage, it’s been reported that a physical 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. Punk reportedly met with security after his bout and left Wembley Stadium of his own accord as he believed it would be better for everyone involved.

AEW President Tony Khan alluded to the incident during a post-show media scrum and said that an investigation was being launched. He refused to comment further at the time, and it was later reported that both men had been suspended pending the results of the investigation. The incident was not mentioned on the August 30th episode of Dynamite.

“We’ll Get Back To You As Soon As We Possibly Can” – Tony Khan

Speaking on a media call ahead of All Out, Tony Khan was asked about the situation between Punk and Perry and what that meant for both men when it comes to AEW All Out on September 3rd. Khan didn’t provide much of an update, saying that he’s still looking into the incident and has yet to make a definitive decision.

“We’re still continuing to investigate an incident that happened before All In, I can’t comment any further about it at this time. I appreciate you asking. If I could say more at this moment, I would. I’m still looking into some things. I promise, I’ve always done my best to be honest with the fans. In this situation, I’m doing my best to be honest about what’s happening and have been looking into this. We’ll get back to you as soon as we possibly can, I promise.”

A report from Fightful Select indicated that CM Punk was originally planned to face Ricky Starks at All Out, likely in the main event. However, this suspension puts those plans in heavy doubt.

h/t Fightful