During the post-AEW All Out media scrum, CM Punk blasted Colt Cabana, Hangman Page, Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks. Things only got worse from that point on. There is also the belief that Ace Steel will sue AEW after he was fired over the ordeal.

As previously reported, Ace Steel is no longer with AEW following the brawl. In fact, it was also reported that Ace Steel was bummed about all the backstage drama in AEW.

While speaking on Story Time with Dutch Mantell, the pro wrestling legend made it clear that he believes Ace Steel will sue AEW after his recent firing and that Tony Khan will have to settle the lawsuit.

“What I first read about him was he was helping protect the dog, correct? He was trying to get the dog out of the way or something. The big question is, if he’s fired, who’s going to look after that dog. And I think it’s coming from Punk and I think now it’s going to come from Ace Steel because of what? Punk is going to say you need to sue them.


You need to sue them for firing you on something you had nothing to do with, and you were trying to protect a friend. Although they can win or not, I don’t know, but it’ll be settled out of court. Here’s Tony Khan sitting there. I think I said this a couple of shows ago. He’s sitting there on top of a a billion dollars. So I’m sure he’s got a couple million to throw somebody’s weight just to get him out of the way. So I think that’s what’s going to happen. Everybody thinks it’s CM Punk [the person who threatened legal action] Yeah, well, I do.”

Ace Steel’s release came as a shock to him as well. Steel’s AEW firing was also said to be no-brainer. It remains to be seen what’s next for Ace Steel, because everyone knows why he lost his last job at this point.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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