AEW Has Not Contacted CM Punk Directly About Suspension – Exclusive

We are less than forty-eight hours removed from All Elite Wrestling’s biggest show ever, AEW: All In London, and while some are buzzing about the in-ring action, others are transfixed on a behind-the-scenes squabble. Moments before the historic pay-per-view hit the air, CM Punk and Jack Perry were involved in a backstage altercation stemming from an unscripted comment directed at Punk by the former Jungle Boy on the Zero Hour pre-show. Shortly after the match, in the Gorilla position area, the two stars began exchanging words before things dissolved into shoving, and eventually, Punk applied a chokehold to Perry before the two were separated.

Earlier today, it was reported that AEW had suspended both Punk and Perry, and an internal investigation into the incident is still ongoing. Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful later tweeted that “CM Punk has not been informed of a suspension by AEW.” Haus of Wrestling has learned that while no one from AEW has directly talked to him about his suspension, he was informed of it by his lawyer before the report broke this morning.

Yesterday, we reported that there had not been contact between Punk and AEW President Tony Khan since AEW: All In London, and that seems to still be the case. The promotion will present its next major show, All Out, this weekend at The United Center in Chicago, which is, somewhat ironically, the same venue that Punk returned to pro wrestling when he joined AEW. Punk’s status for the show, as well as Dynamite and Collision, still appears to be very much in the air.

Haus of Wrestling continues to monitor the situation and will relay any credible, new information as we are made aware of it.