A few days ago, AEW Collision, a new weekly show from Tony Khan’s company, was confirmed to be in production, and the first big claim was that the event would mark the return of CM Punk after several months of absence from the company. However, the Chicago man revealed that one of the conditions on which he wanted to return was the presence of Ace Steel backstage, which has been met.
It has been commented for several weeks that one of the producers of the show, Ace Steel, is no longer working with AEW. It was later reported that he had been hired, and had in fact been working with the company for a few weeks. And it was also said that he had been working with AEW for several months. This secrecy has reached such an extent that even the biggest names in AEW were unaware of his return, and most still didn’t until this week.
Dave Meltzer, a reporter for the Wrestling Observer, used a report published by Nick Haussman to provide more details. “Nick Hausman reported that Steele was re-hired months ago. We were denied this when we asked several weeks ago, but based on what other people told us a few weeks ago, when the name began to surface, the comment was that he was “hired a few weeks ago, so about six or seven weeks ago would fit into that schedule,” Meltzer said in his latest newsletter.
But at the time, people close to him said it was a closely guarded secret and that he would indeed return at the first Collision show. Even the most senior people in AEW at the time were unaware of this and Most I still didn’t know until this week. When the top talents found out two weeks ago, they were shocked.”
After a brawl between Kenny Omega, the Young Bucks and CM Punk at All Out, only Steele was fired, as Ace hit Nick Jackson with a chair and also bit Kenny Omega. However, it seems that all has already been forgotten, and the possibility of seeing Ace Steel working with Tony Khan on the creative side of AEW Collision is also being considered.
After the confirmation of Ace Steel’s return to AEW, everything indicates that CM Punk will be very close to returning to All Elite Wrestling programming, with his last appearance being in September 2022, in a match in which he defeated Jon Moxley to win the AEW title. was defeated. However, he will be denied the said belt due to his absence.