G. McConway
September 4, 2023

Fan Favorite CM Punk’s Contract Terminated After Incident

If your kids are fans of All Elite Wrestling, you are probably going to be wiping away some tears this week.

CM Punk has had his contract terminated after a backstage incident with another wrestler.

The announcement came only hours before "Collision" was set to air last week.

He's Done

CM Punk, whose real name is Phil Brooks, reportedly got into it with Jack Perry during "All In."

Perry had just finished his match for the FTW Championship when Punk, who was about to wrestle for the Real World Championship against Samoa Joe, got into it backstage.

Punk had just returned to AEW after coming off a suspension for a fight with another group of stars regarding comments he made after the last "All In."

AEW CEO Tony Khan, in part, stated, "Phil played an important role within AEW and I thank him for his contributions. The termination of his AEW contracts with cause is ultimately my decision, and mine alone."

He later added, "I've been going to wrestling shows over 30 years. I've been producing them on this network for over four years. Never in all that time have I ever felt, until last Sunday, that my security, my safety, my life was in danger at a wrestling show. I don't think anybody should feel that way at work. I don't think the people I work with should feel that way."

As of this report, CM Punk has yet to respond to the firing, but 411 Mania is reporting that we can expect an "explosive" response in coming days.

While the fans love CM Punk, he has burned bridges behind him with just about every company he has ever wrestled with, including the WWE.

Punk left the WWE in 2014, but he did occasionally pop up over the next few years until he was hired by AEW in 2021.

Punk's final match for AEW took place on August 27, 2023, against Samoa Joe at "All In."

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