Report: CM Punk & Jack Perry Believed To Have Been Suspended By AEW Following All In Altercation
CM Punk and Jack Perry are believed to have been suspended by AEW
CM Punk appears to have found himself on the suspended list for the second time in 12 months.
According to Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer, the belief within All Elite Wrestling is that CM Punk and Jack Perry have been suspended by the promotion, pending the results of the investigation into their backstage altercation at All In on Sunday. Unless the investigation is wrapped up quickly, neither Punk nor Perry will be working All Out on September 3.
"The belief within AEW is that Punk and Jack are both suspended pending the results of an investigation, which would mean neither will work All Out," Alvarez tweeted.
A backstage altercation between Jack Perry and CM Punk took place between Perry's Zero Hour match with HOOK and CM Punk's opening match against Samoa Joe. There have been differing recollections about what exactly happened beyond that there was a scuffle. The incident occurred after Perry said, "It's real glass, cry me a river" during his match with HOOK, referring to a past argument he had with CM Punk over using real glass for a segment on Collision earlier this Summer.
Following the incident, Jack Perry was reportedly ordered to leave Wembley Stadium. CM Punk, meanwhile, was escorted to his dressing room after his match with Samoa Joe and he was also removed from the building. Tony Khan announced during the post-All In media scrum that the altercation was being investigated by the promotion.
CM Punk, of course, was infamously involved in Brawl Out, a backstage fight between Punk, Ace Steel, The Young Bucks, and Kenny Omega following Punk's post-All Out 2022 media scrum. All of the talents involved were suspended with Punk eventually returning to AEW TV in June of this year after recovering from a triceps injury. The Elite returned at Full Gear 2022 and Ace Steel was fired before he was later re-signed.