According to numerous accounts that have surfaced over the past 24 hours, CM Punk’s incendiary remarks made during the All Out post-show media scrum led to a backstage altercation with The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega. On Monday night, Fightful Select released a tonne of fresh information, most of which corroborated stories from PWInsider and Steven Muehlhausen of DAZN.
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful reports that the scene went as follows: After getting involved in the media melee, Punk went back to his locker room. Infuriated by his remarks, the Young Bucks and Omega entered his dressing room. Omega became involved with backstage instructor Ace Steel, while Matt and Nick Jackson and Punk got into a physical brawl.
Steel allegedly “cracked” Nick Jackson with a chair, according to sources. Sapp penned, “After this incident, according to several AEW sources we spoke with, Ace Steel won’t be returning to the organisation. Additionally, PWinsider had claimed that Steel’s wife was rumoured to have been nearby, taking care of Punk’s dog. Steel hurling a chair at Nick Jackson is said to have given him a black eye.”
Security rushed in to attempt to break up the incident and didn’t end until Omega and the Bucks left. While there’s apparently plenty of heat on Steel, sources are apparently split over who is at fault between the two parties. There’s also some uncertainty over who threw the first punch. FTR, noted friends of CM Punk, and Hangman Page were apparently gone from the NOW Arena by the time the situation occurred.
Report: New Information About the Backstage Fight Between CM Punk
Punk ripped on Page and The Elite for becoming involved in the situation after clarifying that he had nothing to do with Colt Cabana’s position in the company altering (and going into depth about their lawsuit from several years ago).
“What have I ever done to merit Adam Page going on national television and starting his own company? He’s a f—ing empty-headed dumb f—. Didn’t go a damn thing for what, “said a punk.
Punk said, “There are individuals who call themselves EVPs who should’ve f—ing known better. “They have nothing to do with this s—. I completely comprehend the need to defend your f—ing friends. More than anyone, I stood up for that person. Up until I stopped, I paid his bills. And I choose not to, myself.”