All Elite Wrestling (AEW) has announced the immediate termination of CM Punk following an internal investigation into a backstage altercation between Punk and fellow wrestler Jack Perry at All In London on Aug. 27.
The incident occurred after Punk and Perry had a heated exchange during a match. Punk reportedly threw a punch at Perry, who retaliated with a punch of his own. The altercation was broken up by other wrestlers and staff members.
AEW released a statement saying that Punk had been fired for “violating the company’s code of conduct and for his actions at All In London.” The statement also said that Punk’s termination was effective immediately and that the company had “no further comment at this time.”
Punk had been with AEW since its launch in 2019 and had become a fan favorite for his in-ring performances and outspokenness. He had been scheduled to compete in the upcoming AEW: Collision event on Saturday, but his termination means he will no longer be part of the show.
The incident has sparked a debate among wrestling fans, with some arguing that Punk should have been given a second chance and others arguing that his actions were unacceptable and that AEW had no choice but