Title: AEW Fires Top Star CM Punk Following Backstage Altercation
In a shocking turn of events, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) has terminated the contract of its top star CM Punk after an incident that took place backstage during the “All In” pay-per-view show. The talented wrestler allegedly got into a physical altercation with fellow AEW wrestler Jack Perry, leading to his dismissal.
The decision to fire Punk was made by AEW owner Tony Khan, who stated that it was necessary for the well-being of the company and its employees. The Discipline Committee of AEW conducted a thorough investigation into the incident and ultimately recommended Punk’s termination.
This unexpected development comes just days before AEW’s highly anticipated pay-per-view event, “All Out,” which is set to take place in Punk’s hometown of Chicago. The city holds a special place in Punk’s heart, and he has been a major star in the wrestling industry there.
Expressing his regret over the incident, Khan highlighted concerns regarding the safety of the backstage environment. This is not the first time Punk has found himself in controversy, as he was involved in a physical altercation with AEW wrestlers last year.
Punk made his highly anticipated return to AEW in June after recovering from a torn biceps. Prior to this latest incident, he had apologized for his past actions and was working towards rebuilding his reputation. However, tensions arose during a segment in September 2022 when a wrestler went off-script during an interview with Punk.
Rumors have been circulating that Punk attempted to have another wrestler, Colt Cabana, fired from AEW. However, it has been confirmed that Cabana is still employed by the company.
Throughout his career, Punk has been a force to be reckoned with, winning championships in both WWE and AEW. He has also explored the world of mixed martial arts, competing in the UFC.
With Punk’s sudden departure, the wrestling world is left wondering about the future of AEW and the impact this incident will have on the “All Out” pay-per-view event. Fans and industry insiders eagerly await further developments as the story continues to unfold.
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