AEW may have a TV-14 rating, but that doesn’t mean talents can use expletives as they please on live television. AEW producer Ace Steel dropped a curse word during a fiery promo this past Wednesday on Dynamite and that caused AEW to address the issue.

According to PW Insider, AEW sent out an email to their performers ahead of All Out. The promotion discouraged wrestlers from cussing out on live television and cited Ace Steel’s recent promo as an example. Steel cussed out at Punk in an attempt to reignite the fire within him ahead of title match with Jon Moxley at All Out.

As part of AEW All Out week, talents received an email discussing a number of points for the week as the company has a lot of different events going on. is told one of those points was to be careful not to use expletives on live TV this week for all the obvious reasons.

Well, obviously, AEW Producer Ace Steel dropped a curse during his fired up promo with CM Punk last night in Chicago.

Advertising has learned that talents were informed today that Steel immediately returned backstage after the promo and took responsibility for the error.  He agreed to a fine, which was paid and according to today’s communication from the company, will be donated to a charity. 

We are told the company’s communication today pointed out and praised Ace’s immediate reaction as an example of how to deal with errors and accept responsibility for them when they accidentally occur.

As previously noted, MJF’s pipe bomb on Dynamite last month was not well received by several top executives on the network. Tony Khan was asked to tone down the language during live programming as well. We’ll have to wait and see how talents respond to the directives.

Do you think AEW talents should stop using curse words on live TV? Sound off in the comments!

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