Jack Perry’s status for tonight’s episode of AEW Dynamite has been revealed following his backstage altercation with CM Punk.
Punk and Perry were both suspended after getting into an incident backstage at All In at London’s Wembley Stadium.
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.
At All In, 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.
As for who initiated things and whose ‘fault’ it was, that really depends on who’s providing the information as to which side they give, so it’s not even worth getting into that beyond what we’ve already covered up to this point.
A couple of things that seem to be universally agreed is that at one point Punk got Perry in a choke hold (some claim this was an attempt from Punk to neutralize the situation), and Perry was asked to leave the venue immediately after the incident, while Punk stayed for a while but also left a bit later.
During the post-show media scrum, Tony Khan didn’t name any names, but did confirm there was an “incident” backstage.
“Yes there was an incident backstage before we went live on tonight’s show. We are investigating it and before I learn more about what happened, I can’t really address it at this time, so I can’t comment, but I did want to be honest with you and tell you that it is the case.”
It was later confirmed that both Punk and Perry were suspended, and an investigation was ongoing.
This week’s Dynamite, Collision and All Out are all taking place in Punk’s hometown of Chicago.
In an update, PWInsider is reporting that Perry is NOT present at tonight’s edition of Dynamite. The report doesn’t mention anything about Punk.
However, it was also reported yesterday that Punk had “confronted” Tony Khan before his altercation with Perry.
We’ll keep you posted with any further details that emerge.
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