Originally published at REPORT: Suspensions expected after All Out, CM Punk & Ace Steel to be suspended or let go
Sunday’s backstage incident following AEW’s All Out event is expected to result in multiple suspensions and possible departures.
Justin Barrasso of SI.com is reporting that Sunday’s incident following CM Punk’s media availability after All Out is going to lead to a third-party investigation and is expected to include suspensions for Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, head of talent relations Christopher Daniels, producer Pat Buck, Michael Nakazawa, and Brandon Cutler.
The report also states that CM Punk and producer Ace Steel with either be included among the suspensions or no longer be with the company before the end of the day.
The news of a potential exit by CM Punk from the company was circulating on Tuesday but has not been confirmed yet. Barrasso reports that:
Punk met with Khan on Tuesday, so the two had an opportunity to discuss how that exit could be handled.
After Punk’s comments at Sunday’s press conference, a confrontation occurred with reports from Fightful Select, Wrestling Observer, and Steven Muehlhausen of DAZN piecing together that Punk made contact punching Matt Jackson, Ace Steel through a chair that hit Nick Jackson in the eye, and Steel bit Kenny Omega. It was also noted that Steel’s wife was present and had a broken foot. The instigators of the situation have been disputed and this is a key point as each side is going to have justifications for their actions.
Hangman Page is not involved as SI.com noted that he had left the building by the time everything went down.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reported that Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley are now scheduled to appear on tonight’s episode of Dynamite in Buffalo where only two matches have been announced as of this writing. Originally, Jericho did an angle at All Out informing Daniel Garcia that the Jericho Appreciation Society would not be there for his match against Wheeler Yuta and he would have to do it alone. Neither Jericho nor Moxley were originally set to appear in Buffalo.
MJF is also scheduled to appear on the show and speak for the first time since his June 1st promo at The Forum in Inglewood, California after returning at Sunday’s pay-per-view.