“Uncooperative Party” Leads To Delay In AEW All Out Investigation

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Although we can expect to hear the results of the AEW All Out investigation soon, a delay was previously caused by one involved party being “uncooperative”.

The investigation into the events of the infamous AEW All Out backstage brawl appears to be nearing its conclusion.

News emerged shortly after the All Out media scrum that a backstage altercation had occurred, involving CM Punk, Ace Steel, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, and a litany of backstage personnel. Internal investigations subsequently got underway, while everyone involved was suspended from the company. Backstage employees, bar Steel, have since returned.

Per Ryan Frederick on the Wrestling Observer Board, the investigations allegedly should’ve “wrapped up soon” but some “hold-ups” have prevented this. Dave Meltzer later added the details of these hold-ups, stating that legal action has been threatened:

“One person has threatened legal action and been uncooperative.”

It’s believed that CM Punk won’t be returning to AEW, though this isn’t confirmed. The Elite’s status remains up in the air, particularly as they acted in such a manner when they’re employed also as Executive Vice Presidents.

The incident led to a locker room meeting spearheaded by Bryan Danielson, Chris Jericho, and Jon Moxley that is said to have calmed some measures. A further altercation, this time between Andrade El Idolo and Sammy Guevara, has led to similar unrest in the backstage environment.

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