AEW Terminates CM Punk’s Contract
All Elite Wrestling (AEW) recently released a statement announcing the termination of agreements with CM Punk (Phillip Brooks) with immediate effect. A weeklong internal investigation was conducted by AEW following an incident backstage at AEW – All In London on August 27. The investigation culminated in a unanimous recommendation from the AEW Discipline Committee, which led to Tony Khan, CEO, General Manager, and Head of Creative at AEW, deciding to terminate Punk’s contract.
Rumors circulated that both Punk and Jack Perry were suspended following the incident. However, the meeting with the AEW Discipline Committee prompted the decision to part ways with Punk entirely. Khan expressed his gratitude for Punk’s contributions and emphasized that the termination was made in the best interests of everyone involved with AEW, including talent, staff, and venue operators.
This news will undoubtedly impact the upcoming AEW structure as Punk was heavily involved in AEW Collision. The highly anticipated match between Punk and Ricky Starks at All Out will no longer take place and will see the AEW creative team moving for a change in plans.
The termination of CM Punk’s contract brings disappointment to many as his return to wrestling was a celebrated occasion to the AEW universe and the history of the promotion. Regrettably, this turn of events marks an unfortunate conclusion to Punk’s journey in the company.
You can still see CM Punk lace up his boots in the Starz original series Heels starring Stephen Amell. Punk’s wife AJ Mendez who also made quite a name for herself in the ring, has also joined the newest season of Heels as Elle Dorado.
See the full statement from AEW below:
A variety geek who enjoys geeking out with friends over video games, comics, or movies/TV shows. An avid wrestling fan since the days of the Attitude Era and N64’s No Mercy, he now spends much of his time reading and collecting comics. All of my puns are intended.