Just over one week ago, AEW presented their annual All Out PPV from Chicago, Illinois, a show that saw hometown hero CM Punk recapture the AEW World Championship from Jon Moxley in a main event that had the crowd on their feet throughout.
Unfortunately however, it were the events following the show that grabbed the headlines, as after brutally honest post-show press conference from the new AEW World Champion aimed at Colt Cabana, Hangman Adam Page, and AEW EVPs The Elite, Punk, alongside his friend and AEW producer Ace Steel, got into a physical altercation with The Elite, one that reportedly saw punches and chairs thrown, as well as Ace Steel allegedly biting Kenny Omega.
As a result, those involved in the incident have been suspended by AEW, with both Punk and The Elite being stripped of the AEW World Championship and the AEW Trios Championships respectively. Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has now provided an update on the situation, detailing the potential for legal action to be taken.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if someone’s gonna file a lawsuit coming out of this, if not multiple. That’s the one thing and I think that’s from the AEW standpoint why this is really a mess that this happened, because I do expect if anyone gets fired, there’ll be lawsuits. I do expect that maybe, you know, this thing is gonna be, in that sense, a complete mess for AEW.”-Dave Meltzer
As of writing, the status of CM Punk remains up in the air, with many behind the scenes in AEW believing that he’d need to make “major amends” in order to remain with the company. As Meltzer points out however, Punk may see fit to take legal action should AEW decide to fire him, and thus AEW President Tony Khan undoubtably has an incredibly difficult decision to make.
As always, we’ll aim to provide any updates on this developing story as soon as we hear more.