There has been yet another backstage incident at AEW.
Reports are that Jack Perry and CM Punk were involved in a verbal and physical altercation backstage at today’s event.
On the show itself Perry made comments directed at CM Punk.
During the Zero Hero preshow Perry wrestled Hook for the FTW Championship. As Perry and Hook were wrestling on top of a limo that Perry came out in, Perry looked directly at a camera.
“You know what this is? REAL glass. Cry me a river,” he said before being suplexed on the windshield by Hook. Perry ended up with cuts on his shoulder and arm.
Perry’s comments go back to a him wanting to use real glass for a segment on Collision. Punk, Tony Schiavone, AEW officials and medical staff denied the request saying it was dangerous and against AEW new policy. They feared for his safety. That decision upset Perry at the time.
Word is that today’s on-air comments sparked an incident between the two which AEW head honcho Tony Khan acknowledged at the media scrum after the event saying the situation is being investigated and he refused to comment on it.