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- Sep 18, 2007
Meltzer reporting that Punk threw the first punch backstage and possibly really fucked up his bicep, shoulder, and/or pec
Working themselves into a shootKenny Omega, the Young Bucks, Brandon Cutler, Michael Nakazawa, and Pat Buck have all been suspended by AEW.
Ace Steel and CM Punk are both suspended at a minimum and Tony Khan will decide later today whether to fire them completely.
Both sides and every version is that Punk threw the first punch, that a fight broke out, and that Guy [Ace Steel] hit Nick Jackson in the eye with a chair very hard and bit Omega and pulled his hair. The motivations from the Punk side were that he believed a fight was going to happen and punches would be thrown so he beat them to the inevitable punch that the claim is Matt Jackson was going to throw. Those close to the other side labeled it as a sucker punch. From the Steel standpoint it was about protecting his wife, who had a broken foot and was in the room, although escalating the fight and using a weapon has to be questioned for a producer with that in mind with his wife in the room..
It is known that Chief Legal Officer Megha Parekh was not only a witness to what happened but came to the room with the Young Bucks, likely with the idea that with her there, it would keep things professional. Obviously that didn't happen.
The fact that the Bucks brought the company's top lawyer to the room with them sort of discounts the idea that they came to fight. If you're going to go punch your coworker you don't go get your boss to watch.
Hopefully he moves better than his brother Matt because watching him move around against Darby Allin last Friday made MY body acheRic Flair training for a comeback.
Maybe he can go to AEW and form a trainwreck geezer trio with the Hardys, because Jeff Hardy is about to return too.