Backstage Updates On Reported Altercation After AEW All Out

Less than 24 hours after news of a backstage altercation following AEW's All Out pay-per-view, more details are being reported about what happened behind the scenes involving some of the company's biggest stars.


PWInsider reports Kenny Omega along with Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson of The Young Bucks (all three hold the title of Executive Vice President in AEW) confronted newly crowned two-time AEW World Champion CM Punk in his locker room, not long after Punk publicly lashed out at the EVPs, "Hangman" Adam Page, Colt Cabana and others during his portion of the post-show media scrum.

The altercation primarily involved Punk and the Bucks, with Omega not getting physically involved with Punk, according to PWInsider. According to the Wrestling Observer, it was Punk who allegedly threw the first punch, directing it at Matt Jackson.

Punk's trainer Ace Steel also reportedly got involved in the altercation. Multiple accounts state that Steel threw a chair that struck Nick Jackson in the eye. The Observer's report added that Steel also allegedly bit Omega and pulled his hair.


Aftermath of the altercation

It was AEW security and staff who eventually broke up the altercation. One security guard could be seen running out of the room where the media scrum was still ongoing.

AEW has not commented publicly on the incident. It's believed there is a process underway to determine who is to blame for the altercation. However, Fightful is already reporting that Steel is not expected to stay with the company. He's been working as a producer for AEW and played an on-screen role over recent weeks in the build-up to Punk's main event title match against Jon Moxley at All Out.


Last month, Eddie Kingston served a two-week suspension following a backstage altercation between he and Sammy Guevara during the recording of "Rampage" on August 10 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The physicality was reportedly described as Kingston "pie facing" Guevara.

During the media scrum following All Out, AEW Owner and C.E.O. Tony Khan described the situation backstage as "dicey." Khan held a talent meeting to address backstage issues before the "Dynamite" broadcast on August 24.