CM Punk went off during the All Out media scrum, and a locker room brawl followed. Punk and Ace Steel fought the Young Bucks and Kenny Omega in a legit melee, and there will be ramifications for this that extend outside professional wrestling.
During Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez noted that he would be “extremely surprised” if anyone in this fight is “ever working together again.” Stranger things have happened in pro wrestling, but there are going to be lawsuits.
“There’s gonna be lawsuits, there’s gonna be legal issues, there’s gonna be investigations. This is not a work.”
Everyone thinks that CM Punk hit Matt Jackson, but there are two sides to the story. One side says that the Young Bucks “barged” into Punk’s locker room, and the other says that they entered the room and Punk just started swinging. Either way, there was a legit fight that is not a work.
Kenny Omega had his hair pulled, and he was bitten by Ace Steel, whose wife was in the room with a broken foot. It was also reported that by the time this was broken up, “there were many people in this room.” It was not “over quickly,” because this fight went on for a bit.
Alvarez also stated that everyone who was in the room will be questioned by authorities and attorneys in some form or fashion about the incident. This situation had a lot of people involved by the end of the fight, even though there were only a few people in CM Punk’s locker room when it started.
We’ll just have to see how Tony Khan continues with AEW’s television programming, but it’s doubtful that anyone involved in the fight will be there for Dynamite this week. Nothing has been confirmed in that regard, but there are many layers to this situation. Keep checking back with Ringside News for more!
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