CM Punk’s departure from AEW was a rocky one. Not everyone gets to have it out with their boss like Punk did before they are fired. That was the topic of conversation by pro wrestling fans for weeks after that, and it is still making headlines.

Stephen P New represented CM Punk and Ace Steel during that messy situation. He has a lot to say on the matter, as he handled things from Punk’s side.

While speaking to on Rumor & Innuendo, Stephen P. New was asked if there was any non-compete attached to Punk’s release. He couldn’t get into that subject.

“I can’t really speak to that with respect to Punk. What I can say is that the contracts vary for whether or not non-competes remain in place, the types of terminations and that sort of thing. In terms of him specifically, there is no way I can get into that.” 


Tony Khan made a public announcement regarding the termination of CM Punk’s contract, citing cause for the decision. The termination was a result of a backstage incident involving Punk and Jack Perry at the AEW All In event.

Tony Khan then expressed concerns about his safety during the incident with CM Punk at All In. He emphasized that Punk’s actions were not only a threat to him, but also put others in jeopardy.

When Stephen P New was asked about Tony Khan fearing for his life, he commented to say, “He’s welcome to comment on however he felt about whatever.”

The decision to terminate CM Punk’s contract reflects the seriousness of the situation. Bryan Danielson was part of the committee that determined Punk’s firing, something that has been widely reported.

We will have to see what is next for CM Punk in pro wrestling. His WWE return has worked very well so far. For more on this story, and so many more, stay tuned with us to Ringside News.

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Felix Upton

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