CM Punk fired by AEW after getting involved in backstage physical alteration at All In

AEW and Tony Khan issued a huge statement on social media that left the wrestling community going beserk.


CM Punk fired by AEW after getting involved in backstage physical alteration at All In

CM Punk (via Essentially Sports)

In a shocking turn of events, AEW CEO Tony Khan just announced that Phil Brooks, a.k.a. CM Punk, has been immediately suspended by AEW. This comes days after Punk was involved in a backstage brawl with Jack Perry at All In: London. AEW released a statement about the suspension on their social media, and the internet went into a meltdown.

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In the statement released by AEW, Tony Khan said that the decision was made unanimously and after a week of investigation. He also said that Punk played an important role within AEW, and Khan thanked him for his contribution. However, the termination was ultimately his decision and his alone. However, he added that he wished he had not done that.

However, Tony Khan made the move, which was in the interest of the talent, staff, and venue operators who work for AEW. As the statement was released, the internet broke down as this was huge news following the events of last week. Fans will now have to wait and see how fans react to the news at All Out, which takes place in CM Punk’s hometown of Chicago.

CM Punk debuted in AEW in August 2021 and had his final match in the company in August 2023. During his time in the company, Punk fought the likes of Samoa Joe, Jon Moxley, Darby Allin, MJF, and a few other superstars. He also won the AEW World Championship on two occasions. However, both runs were cut short due to injuries, which caused Punk to stay out of action for months.

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Tony Khan talks about CM Punk’s termination to kick off AEW Collision

Tony Khan
Tony Khan (via AEW)

Collision kicked off with AEW CEO Tony Khan addressing the termination of CM Punk, which was announced just a few hours before the show went on air. Khan said that he took one of the toughest decisions of his life today. He said that the decision to terminate Punk was taken by him after consultation with the disciplinary committee and outside counsel.

He also said that Punk’s behavior backstage put the staff’s safety in question. Khan believed that it should not happen to anyone in their workplace. He also added that he has been going to wrestling shows for years, but he has never felt unsafe while watching the shows or during his time in AEW. Therefore, he apologizes to the fans who might be upset by the decision, but it is one that needs to be taken for AEW.

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