CM Punk Terminated by AEW: What Led to the Decision?
By Jeff Wolfe | September 2, 2023
Breaking news in the world of professional wrestling as All Elite Wrestling (AEW) announced today that they have terminated their employee agreement with CM Punk. The termination comes after a weeklong internal investigation into an incident that occurred backstage at the AEW All In London event on August 27.
According to AEW, the decision to terminate CM Punk’s contract was made with cause and is effective immediately. Tony Khan, CEO, General Manager, and Head of Creative of AEW, confirmed the termination and released a statement regarding the decision.
“Phil played an important role within AEW and I thank him for his contributions. The termination of his AEW contracts with cause was ultimately my decision, and mine alone,” said Khan. “I am making the decision in the best interests of the many amazing people who make AEW possible every week – our talent, staff, venue operators, and others whose efforts are unsung but essential to bringing our great shows on television and at arena and stadiums throughout the world.”
The incident that led to CM Punk’s termination involved a physical altercation with fellow wrestler Jack Perry, also known as Jungle Boy. The altercation reportedly occurred due to a comment made by Perry about the use of real glass during his match with HOOK at the All In event.
This incident was not the first time Punk and Perry had clashed over the use of real glass in wrestling spots. A prior argument had taken place between the two, along with others, regarding the use of real glass for a bump in a pre-taped spot.
AEW conducted an investigation into the incident and consulted with their Discipline Committee and outside legal counsel before reaching the unanimous decision to terminate CM Punk’s contract. It is important to note that AEW is not presenting this as a mutual parting of ways.
Tony Khan expressed his gratitude towards CM Punk for his contributions to AEW’s growth before emphasizing that the decision was made in the best interest of the company and its employees.
As the news of CM Punk’s termination spreads, fans and industry insiders are eager to learn more about the incident and its aftermath. AEW has promised to provide updates as the story unfolds.
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