Just under a week after its grandest event, AEW All In at Wembley Stadium, AEW is grappling with the aftermath of a heated backstage incident. In the lead-up to his match against Samoa Joe, CM Punk found himself in a physical altercation with Jack Perry, which has led to both wrestlers being suspended.
The fallout from this event was evident during the recent episode of Dynamite, where neither Punk nor Perry was present. Instead, CM Punk was honored in Las Vegas by the Cauliflower Alley Club. With AEW’s upcoming pay-per-view events, All Out on Sunday and Collision on Saturday, both happening in Chicago, speculation has been rife about Punk’s availability in his hometown following the suspension.
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During a Media Call before All Out, Tony Khan addressed the pressing question about CM Punk’s involvement in the upcoming events. Khan refrained from providing a definite answer, explaining that the situation is still under investigation and he’s working through some details. He requested patience from the fans and assured that an update will be provided as soon as possible.
Considering the scenario, there are essentially three potential outcomes: first, Punk’s suspension could end before the weekend, allowing him to participate in Collision and/or All Out; second, the company might consider a special exception to allow him to perform while possibly adjusting his suspension accordingly; or third, he might remain suspended, resulting in his absence for the entire weekend.
At present, the exact outcome remains uncertain. As new developments emerge, we’ll ensure you stay informed. In related news, Ricky Starks is gearing up for an intriguing challenge as he sets his sights on a Strap Match against WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Steamboat at All Out, with the match scheduled to take place on this week’s episode of Collision.
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