Following the AEW All Out brawl involving CM Punk, Ace Steel, and The Elite, everyone involved has kept quiet due to an investigation into the incident. The probe looks to be over since fresh facts have emerged in the last week. The Elite was backstage at last Wednesday’s Dynamite, with the hope of returning soon.

Due to potential legal action threats and one side’s refusal to cooperate, the investigation took longer than expected. Dave Meltzer and Nick Hausman talked about it on today’s Wrestling Observer Radio. Meltzer stated that no lawsuits have been filed from Punk to AEW or The Elite.

As far as I know, there aren’t, but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be. I suppose it’s possible on the other side, too, but I have not heard that. The key to this is so much of the stuff has not come out, and I don’t know that it ever will.

Hausman also said that AEW has not filed any lawsuits against Punk for his role in the situation. Meltzer stated that he does not expect AEW President Tony Khan to issue a public statement on the matter anytime soon. “As far as what the investigation shows, I don’t think we’ll ever know that,” he said.


I don’t think we’ll ever hear anything from AEW on this subject. I mean, maybe in years, we might, but I don’t expect to just from the fact that we haven’t [heard anything from AEW yet].

Punk is still in talks with AEW about a potential contract buyout. He is, however, on the sidelines following surgery for an injury suffered at All Out that will keep him out for several months. Hausman added that he has heard from Punk’s camp that he does not believe he will wrestle again.

Cash does not seem to be an issue for this guy. He’s got in-roads in Hollywood going on right now. Stephen Amell certainly shining him up with what they’re trying to do over on [Starz’s] Heels right now. I have a lot of people that have known Punk that say to me, ‘This guy’s never gonna wrestle again.’

Punk will most likely retire from wrestling considering everything that has happened. It will be interesting to watch what he decides. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Ringside News.

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Shivangini Rawat

Shivangini, a law student, writes for Ringside News to share her passion for wrestling. She joined in 2021, striving to deliver the best content while enjoying her hobbies of baking, cooking, reading and playing musical instruments.

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