Top AEW star declares he didn’t sign an NDA pertaining to CM Punk’s infamous All Out backstage scuffle

Chris Jericho gets fumed after Stephen P. New, CM Punk's lawyer, alleged him of adhering to a handbook.

Top AEW star declares he didn’t sign an NDA pertaining to CM Punk’s infamous All Out backstage scuffle

CM Punk and AEW Superstar (via TPWW)

This year witnessed one of the biggest controversies in the world of professional wrestling. It was related to CM Punk getting fired because of getting involved in unprofessional behavior and even a backstage brawl in AEW. Recent developments have turned out to be interesting. Punk’s and Ace Steel’s lawyer, Stephen P. New has revealed how he was approached last year after the infamous Brawl Out incident. He revealed that everyone who was involved in the brawl signed an NDA. It seems Chris Jericho had some response for him.

After Y2J denied signing the NDA, New responded it was included in his handbook. This infuriated the former AEW World Champion. The Ocho responded with a long note informing how he was aware of what took place.

He also denied the possibility of adhering to a handbook suggested by New. To quote him:

Hey, @StephenPNew- I don’t adhere to an employee handbook and have NEVER had one in 4 years of working for @aew. I've also never signed an NDA in my life … ever. So stop trying to be a bully and making egotistical fantasy brags for your clients, and start doing some research before you make blanket statements about your buddies.
Chris Jericho’s response to Stephen P. New

Jericho further tried to add weight to his response. He wrote details about the people and the actions performed during the brawl. Jericho hesitated to share some livid details but ranted around how the lawyer shouldn’t assume things as he wasn’t present at that point.

CM Punk’s lawyer on being asked about the Brawl Out

Ever since Stephen P. New aligned himself with the case of CM Punk and Ace Steel, he has become a widely quoted legal advisor in the wrestling community.

CM Punk and the Elite
CM Punk and the Elite (via @WrestlePurists/’X’)

He recently appeared on House of Kayfabe, where he maintained his legal duties while being asked to share about the Brawl Out. To quote him:

"A couple of months later, CM Punk got my phone number, texted me, and was just able (...) from that point forward (...) Punk had a legal team already. Ace Steel, not so much. We talked about different things. I'm greatly limited in what I can say, just like Ace was on another podcast."
Stephen P. new on the Brawl Out Incident

As can be read, New has maintained silence on what happened. However, he did reveal about how he got hired to represent both Punk and Steel.

For those who don’t know, Punk was a part of AEW All Out Media Scrum 2022, where he made some comments about the Elite. Later, he got involved in a locker room fight with Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks with Ace Steel on his side. Later, both the parties suffered long-term suspension.

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