In an update to a previous story, an AEW star has been “ordered to leave” after a backstage altercation with CM Punk at All In at London’s Wembley Stadium.
As previously covered, there was an incident backstage today between Punk and Jack Perry.
It’s believed the issue between the two stems from a situation weeks ago where Perry wanted to use real glass for a segment that required glass to be smashed, and Punk advised him not to.
Yesterday, Jack Perry had a match against HOOK, during which Perry slammed HOOK onto a car windscreen before looking at the camera and saying: “Real glass. Go cry me a river”.
The match after that was CM Punk vs. Samoa Joe, and Perry and Punk reportedly came across each other backstage before Punk made his entrance.
It’s important to mention before continuing that with all these situations, there are always two sides to what happened.
With that said, FightFul Select is reporting “at least one side of the story” is that Perry approached Punk backstage, “stepped in his face” and “bumped him”, but then “got choked” by Punk.
PWinsider also reported that the aforementioned version of the story is the “prevailing” one that has been “most shared”, despite some claiming that Punk actually punched Perry.
There are, however, people “adamant” that there was no punch thrown despite what others are saying.
PWInsider later added: “It’s been back and forth as to who the blame was being placed on depending on who was telling the tale”.
Fightful also added later on that despite initial claims pointing to it being Perry who initiated things, others have claimed it was Punk.
So ultimately, both sides of the story are being told and there’s no real answer right now.
PWInsider also mentioned that Punk stayed backstage until about an hour after his match, but Perry was ordered to leave right after the incident.