This past weekend, All Elite Wrestling presented its most well-attended and financially lucrative show of all time, AEW: All In London. While the show featured several changes and memorable moments, it was the backstage altercation between CM Punk and Jack Perry that grabbed many fans’ attention. For those unaware, the two AEW stars have been at odds since a backstage argument over using “real glass” in a segment, something Perry was adamant about, and Punk and AEW doctors were not. Perry decided to re-open the wound on the Zero Hour pre-show with an unscripted line at Punk during his match against HOOK, setting up the confrontation.
Sports Illustrated reports that AEW has suspended both Punk and Perry, and the incident remains under investigation. The report does not make clear whether the suspension will take Punk off the three big Chicago shows the promotion is hosting this week: Dynamite, Collision, and All Out. Haus of Wrestling is working to confirm the suspension, and further details about how this week will, or will not, be affected.
It was also noted that the six-man tag team match that preceded Punk vs. Samoa Joe on the card was prepared to open the show instead if The Second City Saint was unavailable to do so. This is in line with previous reporting about the chaos backstage as the production team was scrambling to figure out how the altercation could affect the flow of the show, especially since it was occurring moments before they went live on pay-per-view.