Ace Steel Released From All Elite Wrestling, Per Dave Meltzer Report
According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Ace Steel’s contract has been terminated by All Elite Wrestling. Steel is officially no longer a part of the company.
“So he was officially released yesterday,” Meltzer said when appearing on Wrestling Observer Radio. “So I guess that is the first bit of news out of that whole situation in weeks. There’s a lot of other stuff going on.”
Steel’s future with the company was put into question after his reported involvement in the backstage altercation at AEW’s All Out pay-per-view event. Officials say Steel got involved in the scrum, and ended up biting Kenny Omega. Mass suspensions were handed out to AEW members that were involved in the fight. Names include Omega, The Young Bucks, Brandon Cutler, Pat Buck, Michael Nakazawa, and Christopher Daniels. The status of former AEW star CM Punk currently remains unclear.
The backstage scrum was reportedly sparked by Punk’s post-match media conference. Punk reportedly went off script, turning his press conference into a shock when he made mention of former friend Colt Cabana. Allegations surrounding Punk include that Cabana’s move to Ring of Honor was a direct result of Punk and his dislike for him. Punk has adamantly denied all allegations, claiming he had no type of involvement in Cabana’s career.
Punk reportedly believed that the “Cabana to Ring of Honor” rumors originated from leaks within AEW. Omega and The Young Bucks were named as potential suspects, who may have spread the allegations. Words were exchanged between the aforementioned wrestlers after Punk had left the media room & ran into them in the locker room. Steel joined AEW earlier in the year as a backstage producer. Steel was involved in an in-ring promo that saw him convincing Punk to accept Jon Moxley’s open challenge for the AEW World Heavyweight Championship.
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