Report: CM Punk Engaged in Confrontation with William Regal During AEW Revolution 2022

Sunday Nights Marked by Drama for CM Punk in AEW

Sunday nights have seemingly become a battleground for CM Punk in All Elite Wrestling (AEW). The company made a significant decision to terminate Punk’s contract on Saturday, September 2, following a thorough investigation into a backstage altercation involving him and Jack Perry at the All In pay-per-view event. This termination was executed with just cause, as determined by AEW’s leadership, notably Tony Khan. Their decision was guided by recommendations from the AEW disciplinary committee and input from external legal advisors.

This incident wasn’t the first backstage altercation involving CM Punk within AEW. A year prior, at Brawl Out, Punk found himself in a heated exchange with Ace Steel, Kenny Omega, and The Young Bucks following his memorable post-All Out media scrum.

Moreover, it appears that CM Punk’s backstage altercations extended beyond the All In 2023 and All Out 2022 events. According to Cassidy Haynes of, Punk had a notable backstage confrontation with William Regal shortly after Regal’s AEW debut at Revolution 2022. During this incident, Punk reportedly refused to shake Regal’s hand and engaged in a confrontational exchange, expressing his lack of trust and fondness for Regal, even dubbing him a “stooge for Triple H.”

Interestingly, Regal downplayed the significance of this altercation to the point that he kept it under wraps for several months, as revealed by Bryan Alvarez on Wrestling Observer Radio.

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