CM Punk is a big deal in Chicago, and he loves his home city. Sadly, he won’t perform at All Out 2023, an event where he had a backstage confrontation last year that caused a suspension, because he is suspended after a backstage altercation at All In London. Now that CM Punk and Jack Perry are suspended, things have to change.
We previously reported that AEW will need to alter their All Out booking because of CM Punk and Jack Perry’s suspensions. That is not the only issue AEW is going to face after suspending the Second City Savior.
PW Insider noted that AEW might be in trouble when it comes to promoting All Out. After all, CM Punk is a big draw in Chicago, and he was going to draw a lot of local interest.
If that is indeed the case, neither would be available to the promotion for this week’s Dynamite, Collision and All Out PPV, which all emanate from Punk’s hometown of Chicago, which puts the promotion in quite the pickle as he would undoubtedly be the biggest name on the nights he appears for local fans.
Tony Khan actually addressed the situation regarding CM Punk’s fight with Jack Perry during his opening statement after All In London in the media scrum. He said that there was an incident, and they are investigating the matter. It appears that Punk and Perry are suspended for now.
CM Punk has a ton of fans who would love to see him at AEW All Out. Sadly, some of those Chicago fans who bought a ticket to see Punk won’t get to witness him wrestle again. Only time will tell how AEW handles this situation in the long-run.
CM Punk just came back from a suspension hiatus. We will have to see how long he stays away from the ring this time around, but he will miss All Out this year.
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