AEW recently released Ace Steel as a result of his role in the turmoil that occurred behind the scenes after All Out. During the altercation, Steel allegedly bit Kenny Omega and flung a chair. On his Instagram Story, the former Ring of Honor wrestler appears to have defended himself in the face of the allegations.
It’s also plausible that Steel was standing up for his friend CM Punk after reports that Chris Jericho had referred to Punk as a “locker room cancer” following All Out surfaced. This isn’t the first time in recent months that Steel has appeared to address the incident on social media.
The moment you put a stop to people taking advantage of you and disrespecting you, is when they define you as difficult, selfish, or crazy. Manipulators hate boundaries.
The former AEW producer spoke about “false charges” on a different Instagram Story last week, but as of this writing, he hasn’t completely addressed the subject. The backstage scuffle that ensued after the pay-per-view, which was sparked by Punk’s statements in the media scrum against The Elite, “Hangman” Adam Page, and Colt Cabana, also involved Punk, The Young Bucks, and Omega.
The most recent episode of “Dynamite” hints that Omega and the Young Bucks would soon make a comeback, despite the fact that all parties were suspended while AEW conducted an inquiry. The future of Punk, meanwhile, is currently uncertain. He’s reportedly been negotiating his release from AEW, and some rumors have suggested that he would eventually come back to WWE.
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