Former WWE superstar and UFC fighter Phil Brooks, more commonly known as CM Punk, has been fired from All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
Brooks was recently following an incident that occurred during AEW’s “All In” pay-per-view show last Sunday at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
Punk and fellow AEW wrestler Jack Perry, the son of late actor Luke Perry, reportedly got into a physical altercation backstage during the pay-per-view event.
AEW’s statement, which was issued on X (formerly Twitter) said Punk’s wrestling and employment contracts have both been terminated.
“Following the investigation, the AEW Discipline Committee met and later convened with outside legal counsel before making a unanimous recommendation to [AEW owner Tony] Khan that CM Punk be terminated with cause,” AEW’s statement read.
Full statement below:
Statement from All Elite Wrestling and Tony Khan pic.twitter.com/3MtW6MkGDf
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 2, 2023
Punk, 44, returned to AEW in June after suffering a torn biceps in a match last September.
The former WWE champion previously tried his hand in mixed martial arts. He was defeated by both Mickey Gall and Mike Jackson inside the UFC octagon. His loss to Jackson was overturned after Jackson failed a drug test.
CM Punk is also a commentator for the New Jersey/Pennsylvania based MMA promotion Cage Fury Fighting Championships.
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