Updated: CM Punk/Jack Perry get into physical altercation backstage at AEW All In London


PWInsider has posted the following update as it pertains to the backstage altercation between CM Punk and Jack Perry during All In at Wembley Stadium in London.

One version of the story as it pertains to the situation, is what had been previously reported regarding a recent conversation between Perry and Punk about doing a spot with real glass on an episode of Collision. During the Zero Hour pre-show, during the FTW Title Match with Perry vs. Hook, Perry pointed to the glass on the car and screamed that it was real glass and then said “cry me a river” before doing the spot where he ended up getting suplexed through the glass. 

After the match, backstage, Perry and Punk came across each other.  The story that later made the rounds is that Perry confronted Punk, leading into a shoving match between the two. However, the report notes the version that is becoming most shared is that Perry was caught in a choke hold by Punk and then was told to leave Wembley Stadium, while Punk still remains backstage at the PPV.



According to F4WOnline, the incident took place approximately 10 minutes before Punk went out for his match with Samoa Joe. Perry had just wrestled in the final match of the pre-show against Hook. 

It is being said by F4WOnline and from multiple sources, including Fightful, one side of the story says that Perry confronted Punk backstage leading to a shoving contest between the two. Punk is then said to have put Perry in a choke hold. 

In an update from PWInsider Elite, Perry was ordered to leave Wembley Stadium, but that Punk still remains backstage. 

During an episode of Collision Perry wanted to use real glass, he had a vacation planned. It was also said that Perry had initially wanted to do a pre-taped angle with a car to write him off television for that week. Punk told Perry no, as he felt it was much too dangerous to be done safely. Tony Schiavone was also said to have advised against the spot as well.

Perry lost the FTW Championship to Hook during the Zero Hour pre-show.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available.


Our original story from earlier today is below.

According to Fightful and PWInsider Elite, CM Punk and Jack Perry got into some sort of physical altercation backstage at Sunday’s All In London event at Wembley Stadium.

It was said the altercation took shortly before Punk match Samoa Joe. Perry made reference to a reported incident that took place at Collision a few weeks ago, where Punk had talked to Perry about the dangers of using real glass during a planned angle. During his pre-show match with Hook, real glass was used during a car spot, with Perry saying, “Real Glass Cry Me A River,” which was a shot at Punk.

Perry was said to be unhappy with how the previous reports of his Collision disagreement with Punk had been made public, which is why he had made the comments during Sunday’s Zero Hour pre-show.

There have been some media outlets reporting that fans said there was a lot of shouting, with security rushing backstage to assist with the altercation.

We will provide more details should they become available.