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The world of professional wrestling was sent into a whirlwind of shock and speculation when news broke that CM Punk had been released from All Elite Wrestling (AEW) following a backstage confrontation with Jack Perry that led to both of their suspensions. While the fate of Jack Perry remained uncertain, it was confirmed that CM Punk’s tenure with Tony Khan’s company had come to an abrupt end.
The saga began with CM Punk’s bold decision to compete in a high-stakes “Real” World Title match at the iconic Wembley Stadium. Despite threats to quit, Punk chose to step into the ring for this pivotal encounter, which he ultimately won. However, this triumph was short-lived, as Tony Khan swiftly imposed suspensions on both CM Punk and Jack Perry in the aftermath of their backstage altercation. Punk received this disheartening news through his attorney, adding another layer of complexity to the situation.
In the official statement addressing CM Punk’s release from AEW, Tony Khan expressed his gratitude for Punk’s contributions to the world of professional wrestling and acknowledged the important role he played within the company. Khan’s statement conveyed his appreciation for Punk’s past endeavors but ultimately confirmed that the decision to terminate Punk’s AEW contracts with cause was his and his alone.
Statement from All Elite Wrestling and Tony Khan pic.twitter.com/3MtW6MkGDf
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 2, 2023
“Phil played an important role within AEW and I thank him for his contributions. The termination of his AEW contracts with cause is ultimately my decision, and mine alone. Of course, I wish I didn’t have to share this news, which may come as a disappointment to many of our fans. Nevertheless, I am making the decision in the best interests of the many amazing people who make AEW possible every week — our talent, staff, venue operators and many others whose efforts are unsung but essential to bringing our fans great shows on television and at arenas and stadiums throughout the world.”