Steel was a key player in last year’s backstage fight at All Out 2022 between Punk and The Elite, where some accounts say he bit Kenny Omega and threw a chair at Nick Jackson. Ace was fired by AEW in the aftermath of that brawl. It sounds like he was secretly rehired at some point and then worked as a coach / producer for the launch of the new Collision show in June.
But let’s be real, we pretty much all know that the reason why Steel had his current backstage job with AEW is because it went hand-in-hand with Punk’s return to the promotion. Now that Punk is gone from AEW, Steel’s release was just a matter of time, and that time turned out to be today.
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