Ace Steel has played a part in CM Punk’s return.
Ace Steel is back with AEW after being originally fired for the part he played in the AEW All Out Brawl. With CM Punk’s return coming up on June 17th, there have been several reports regarding the status of Steel. It now turns out this was a major reason for Punk’s AEW return.
Fightful Select have now reported that Steel being brought back paved the way for Punk’s return deal to happen.
AEW has taken measures to make sure as much talent that do have issues with Punk (or other talent, for that matter) are kept separately as a part of the brand split. One of the ways that this deal came together was Ace Steel being brought back to the company. While most that we spoke to felt like this situation would not have blown up as much if Ace Steel wasn’t involved, there were numerous sources who said that Steel’s skill set was underestimated by many they’ve seen online. Steel was seen as a valuable member of the AEW team prior to Brawl Out, as a creative mind and a coach.Fightful Select
We will have to wait and see what will come next in the never ending saga that is CM Punk’s career.
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