Further details have now been revealed regarding AEW’s investigation into CM Punk.
Last night saw AEW officially announce the termination of CM Punk’s contract, citing an investigation into an incident that occurred at Wembley Stadium on August 27th, with multiple reports claiming that there was some sort of a physical clash between Punk and former FTW Champion Jack Perry.
During the most recent episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer revealed that on top of present witnesses of said incident, there were also names interviewed for the investigation regarding the details that led to the incident, amongst other things.
“I know people who were interviewed that were not there, and it was about background, just the history and things like that.”-Dave Meltzer
Bryan Alvarez then followed up on this, noting that questions were asked over how things had changed over the last year since the infamous ‘Brawl Out’ incident, with the company seeking advice on what the optimal solution would be to the issues that have occurred since then.
“They were asked how things were changed over the last year, and what they thought the solution to problems would be, a lot of questions not related to the actual incident, but to all of the incidents and everything that had happened over the past year.”-Bryan Alvarez
Meltzer then clarified that whilst ultimately the decision to fire CM Punk came down to his involvement in the recent incident, the company’s decision makers considered far more than the most recent events, including many details that have yet to surface in reports.
“He got fired over what happened Sunday, but the lawyers and everyone else, they talked about a lot more than Sunday. They talked about everything, the stuff that’s come out, lots of stuff that has not.”-Dave Meltzer
AEW President Tony Khan addressed the situation at the beginning of last night’s episode of Collision, with Khan stating that he did what he had to do for the people that worked for AEW, and that the most recent incident was the first time he’s feared for his own safety as a promoter.
As always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates on CM Punk’s future as soon as we hear more.
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