Tony Khan will not reveal CM Punk’s non-compete terms, confirms Jack Perry is still suspended

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Tony Khan has refused to be drawn on whether CM Punk’s termination includes a non-compete clause.

He was speaking at the AEW All Out press conference. Khan said very little directly about Punk during the media availability. However, he answered a question from Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics on whether the termination carried a non-compete period that would prevent Punk from wrestling for another company.

Khan said:

I don’t want to discuss the terms of the separation in that sense. I think it’s best to say — first of all, I very much want to thank CM Punk, Phil, for everything he did for AEW as a wrestler. But I don’t think it was an easy decision for anybody on the discipline committee or for the outside counsel, or for me, to do something like that.

But I do think it was the right move. And as far as what’s going to happen in the future, I can’t speak to that, but I’m not the attorneys who interpret all that language and stuff.

The AEW CEO also confirmed that Jack Perry was still currently suspended. When Nick Hausman asked about the punishment that Perry would face, Khan replied:

He’s been suspended indefinitely. I think we suspended everybody in that investigation and then took further action after that, based on what happened and came out of the investigation.

But as for Jack, we suspended Jack and, you know, as a participant in an incident backstage, Jack hasn’t been around, but that’s all I can say about it. But at the time, we did suspend him, and he hasn’t been at AEW since AEW All In, backstage in London.

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