One AEW star had trouble picking sides in the aftermath of the brawl following All Out.
All Out had its fair share of incredible in-ring action, but it will be most remembered for the events that took place following the pay-per-view.
During a media scrum after the show, CM Punk made a number of incendiary comments toward Colt Cabana, Hangman Adam Page, and though he didn’t call them out by name, he also took shots at AEW EVP’s Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks.
Enraged by the comments, the EVP’s of All Elite Wrestling went to CM Punk’s locker room to confront him, and a brawl ensued. CM Punk was said to have thrown punches, and his friend and AEW producer Ace Steel not only threw a chair that hit Nick Jackson in the face, he also grabbed Kenny Omega by the hair and bit him.
In the wake of the brawl, multiple suspensions were handed out, and the names on the suspended list included Omega and the Young Bucks. Though CM Punk and Ace Steel weren’t named on the reported list, it seems unlikely that they’ll return to the company.
When asked about the incident during a recent appearance on Rene Dupree’s Cafe de Rene podcast, Brian Pillman, Jr. said that he didn’t want to pick sides as he wasn’t there, but that he would side with whoever emerged victorious.
“Um, I wasn’t there, so I didn’t get to see who won the fight, so I’m not gonna decide whose side I’m on; I pick whoever won the fight, that’s whose side I’m on. I ain’t gonna side with the losers, I’ll say that. No, I mean honestly it’s just it’s over my head, you know I wasn’t there and I look up to all the guys, so I’m like ‘Damn, I can’t believe my heroes are fighting each other,’ but it is what it is, you know?”
Continuing, Pillman explained that when he’s at work, he prefers to work with everyone and try to avoid an altercation.
“Whenever I’m there, I’m just happy to be there, try not to piss anybody off and get punched myself.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Pillman expressed frustration at his recent creative direction within the company.
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