During the post-AEW All Out media scrum, CM Punk went nuclear on Colt Cabana, Hangman Page, Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks. Things only got worse from then onwards.

CM Punk got into an altercation with The Elite and this also involved Ace Steel, who was said to have thrown steel chair that hit Nick Jackson in the eye. Steel even went absolutely ballistic.

As previously reported, Ace Steel is no longer with AEW following the brawl. While speaking on recent episode of his Grillin JR podcast, Jim Ross gave props to Ace Steel and stated that it is truly regrettable he was fired.

“He’s a smart guy. He has a lot of product knowledge. Solid hand. I thought he did a nice job. I didn’t work with him directly a lot. I have seen him at TV and he was always friendly and approachable.


I’m sorry to hear that because I thought he was a good hand and did a nice job there. Things have a way of working out, you never say never, but I always thought he did a nice job for us. He was very loyal to CM Punk, nothing wrong with that, they were buddies. I’m assuming CM Punk is the guy that got Ace Steel his job.

I don’t know where all of that is going. I hate to see anybody lose a job, lose a paycheck. While he was there, he seemed to be a viable asset, but again, I didn’t work with him directly. I didn’t have any issues, pro or con, with him. The bottom line is, another guy lost his job. That’s what’s regrettable.

He’s got skills. I would think, if given a fair shake within the landscape of wrestling in general, he’ll find some work. Smart guy. I hope it works out well. I regret that anybody, anywhere in wrestling, loses their job.”

Ace Steel’s AEW firing was also no-brainer. We’ll have to see what’s next with Ace Steel, as it is likely he will not have any trouble finding a job elsewhere.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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