STATEMENT: All Elite Wrestling has terminated the wrestler & employment agreements between Phillip Brooks (CM Punk) and AEW with cause, effective immediately. The termination was confirmed today by Tony Khan, CEO, General Manager and Head of Creative of AEW.
The termination follows a weeklong internal investigation of an incident occurring backstage at AEW – All In London on Sunday, August 27. Following the study, the AEW Discipline Committee met and was later concerned with outside legal counsel before making a unanimous recommendation to Tony Khan that CM Punk be terminated with cause.
Tony Khan Statement:
“Phil played an important role within AEW and I thank him for his contributions. Terminating his AEW Contracts with cause is ultimately my decision and mine alone. Of course, I wish I didn’t have to share this news, which may come as a disappointment to many of our fans. Nevertheless, I am making the decision in the best interests of the many amazing people who make AEW possible every week – our talent, staff, venue operates and many others whose efforts are unsung but essential to bringing our fans great shows on television and arenas and stadiums throughout the world”