Ace Steel has been released by All Elite Wrestling.
Speaking on the Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer confirmed the now-former AEW coach/producer was officially released yesterday (18th October).
“So he was officially released yesterday,” Meltzer said. “So I guess that is the first bit of news out of that whole situation in weeks. There’s a lot of other stuff going on.”
Steel’s role in the backstage altercation that took place after CM Punk’s post-All Out media scrum earlier this year has been widely reported, with Steel, CM Punk, The Elite, and Kenny Omega being heavily involved in the incident. It was noted at the time that Steel had bit Omega during the fallout of the scrum.
Shortly after the incident, all five names (amongst others) were suspended, with the company refusing to comment publicly on the altercation pending the outcome of a third-party investigation into the incident. However, it should be noted that both CM Punk and The Elite were acknowledged on last night’s episode of AEW Dynamite.
Ace Steel was first announced as working backstage for AEW in March of 2022.