As the backstage drama involving CM Punk, Young Bucks, Kenny Omega and “Hangman” Adam Page continues to unravel. Check out full news here.

CM Punk : Aew | Media scrum | Press conference

Phillip Jack Brooks (born October 26, 1978), better known by the ring name CM Punk, is an American professional wrestler, sports commentator, actor, and retired mixed martial artist.

CM Punk : Aew | Media scrum | Press conference

Phillip Jack Brooks

October 26, 1978 (age 43)

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Professional wrestler
  • actor
  • commentator
  • mixed martial artist
Years active
  • 1999–2014; 2021–present (professional wrestling)
  • 2014–2018 (MMA)
  • 2015–present (acting)

He is signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW), where he is the current AEW World Champion in his record-tying second reign.

He is also signed to the Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC) as a commentator.

In wrestling, he is best known for his time in WWE, where his 434-day reign as WWE Champion stands as the sixth longest in the championship’s history.

Brooks has used the CM Punk moniker for his entire professional wrestling career, and his character has been consistently portrayed as outspoken, confrontational, sharp-tongued, anti-establishment, straight edge, and iconoclastic, most of which are inspired by his real-life views and personality.

CM Punk Aew

More details have emerged regarding an altercation between CM Punk, Ace Steel, Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks following the explosive Punk AEW All Out post-event press conference.

Punk didn’t mention the Bucks or Omega by name in his pointed comments, but mentioned issues with the executive vice presidents of which the Bucks’ Matt & Nick Jackson are along with Omega.

CM Punk : Aew | Media scrum | Press conference

Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) CM Punk
Billed height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)          
        Billed weight          218 lb (99 kg)
Billed from Chicago, Illinois
Trained by Ace Steel
Danny Dominion
Dave Taylor
Fit Finlay
Kevin Quinn
William Regal
Debut March 13, 1999

According to multiple sources that lined up with some of Fightful’s reporting, there was a fight backstage afterward with Punk allegedly starting things by swinging fists at the Bucks’ Matt Jackson.

Punk trainer/friend and AEW producer Steel (part of the storyline that got Punk into Sunday’s Jon Moxley match) threw a chair that hit the Bucks’ Nick Jackson in the eye and blackened it. Steel (Chris Guy) allegedly bit Omega and grabbed his hair.

Media scrum 

On Sunday, AEW sold out the Now Arena in suburban Chicago for its annual Labor Day pay-per-view, All Out.

The show saw Toni Storm crowned the new interim Women’s champion, the surprise return of disgruntled loose cannon MJF (with a new, pricey theme song in “Sympathy for the Devil” by the Rolling Stones), an unexpected classic World Tag Title match, and CM Punk avenging his three-minute AEW World Championship loss several weeks ago on Dynamite by capturing the title in his hometown in a bloody brawl against Jon Moxley.

It was an undoubtedly eventful show with a lot of very good wrestling, and an hour later nobody was talking about it at all.

CM Punk : Aew | Media scrum | Press conference

Punk and Cabana both started training at the Steel Domain wrestling company in Pittsburgh at the same time; the “Steel” in the company’s name is from Ace Steel, who is a backstage producer in AEW and had been part of Punk’s story line leading up to the title match on Sunday.

Punk and Cabana were both teammates and opponents in the earlier part of their career in the Midwest independent scene, and were stablemates in Ring of Honor as the Second City Saints with Ace Steel.

Press conference 

AEW always holds press conferences after its pay-per-views, with founder and president Tony Khan taking questions from media alongside top stars.

Punk and Khan opened All Out’s post-show scrum, and Punk quickly addressed the lingering tensions. 

He first spoke about Cabana, going over their litigious history, before taking aim at Matt and Nick Jackson, and potentially Kenny Omega.

Punk claimed that AEW’s EVPs misled the media by claiming he was involved with Cabana’s rumored contract lapsing. “They spread lies and bullshit … that I got somebody fired when I have fuck all to do with him.”

Punk then spoke of Page’s comments in their pre-Double or Nothing promo in May, saying the fact that he had to make the statement was embarrassing. “What did I ever do, in this world, to deserve an empty-headed fucking dumb fuck like Hangman Adam Page to go out on national television and fucking go into business for himself?” 

Punk said that Page jeopardized the first $1 million house AEW ever drew — referring to the ticket sales from Double or Nothing — and said it was a “disgrace.” 

“We’re far beyond apologies,” Punk said, adding that he gave Page but “it did not get handled and you saw what I had to do.” he said in reference to the way he called out Page in his return promo.

Punk also responded to Page’s statements in a recent Inside The Ropes interview, wherein Page said he doesn’t feel like he needs to take advice from veteran wrestlers.

“Our locker room, for all the wisdom and brilliance it has, isn’t worth shit when you have an empty-headed idiot who’s never done anything in the business, do public interviews and say, ‘I don’t really take advice.’ Who the fuck do you think you are?”

By Rishabh

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