AEW star Kenny Omega has spoken for the first time about the backstage brawl that followed the company’s All Out show last September.
Omega was involved in a backstage altercation, alongside The Young Bucks, with freshly crowned AEW Champion and former WWE Superstar CM Punk and his long- time trainer and friend Ace Steel.
This followed a controversial post-show media scrum, where Punk had criticised both Omega and his fellow EVP’s Matt and Nick Jackson and accused them of being ‘irresponsible people’ who ‘couldn’t manage a Target’.
Punk would also go on to throw shade on several other AEW talent, and it led to a backstage fight that is still shrouded in secrecy. With the names involved unable to speak publicly about the incident.
However, speaking on a recent episode of The Sessions with Renee Paquette, Omega did address the incident and confirmed that the full details of what happened will never be known.
Kenny Omega spoke to Renee Paquette about the backstage brawl following AEW’s All Out
Omega clashed with CM Punk following his remarks in the post-show media press conference
‘It’s a shame that the general public and other people aren’t ever going to know what went down and how it could have been prevented and ended differently.’ The former AEW World Champion said.
‘I don’t think anyone is happy that it happened or is proud that it happened, or anything like that. I think across the board everybody thinks it was a terrible situation that wasn’t necessary.’
Following the events of the evening all the men involved were suspended pending an investigation – including several Superstars who were just on the scene trying to break-up the brawl.
Omega and The Young Bucks would later return to the company in November, however, Steel has since been released by the company, while Punk remains sidelined after triceps surgery – with his future with the company unclear.
The current AEW World Trios champion believes that the locker-room is now a better place, but admits the hardest thing was not being able to share what really happened with everyone.
Omega added: ‘I think for a while there was this confusion. Because people were like, hey we know this thing happened, we heard this thing happened, it’s all over the dirt sheets – why don’t we know what happened.
We’re gone and sworn to secrecy, we can’t say anything – legally. So, that was the poopy part, where everyone was like, why doesn’t anyone tell us what’s happening and then your forced to come up with your own opinion or theory to what exactly happened.
The current AEW Trios champ says it’s a shame no one will ever know what really happened
Especially when it’s like, I’m more of a fan of one person than the other, so here’s the way I’m going to create the story so it puts this person in the best possible light.
It might be that, chances are it’s something else, or might be a combination of various theories and we might never get to speak about it.
What’s important is knowing that no one was seriously injured emerging from that, and I’m so thankful for that, and that we’ve moved on with life.
I’m completely fine, it doesn’t dictate what I do, what I say, I’m sure The Bucks are in the same boat. I can’t speak to the other parties, hopefully they are doing well, and I mean that, but that’s it.’
Omega signed with AEW in February 2019, a month after the promotion launched, and is an executive vice president of the company alongside team-mates The Young Bucks.
However, recent reports have indicated that the 39-year-old could be open to a move to WWE when his contract with AEW is up.