Ace Steel has been released from AEW following the firing of CM Punk

Earlier this year, it was reported that AEW re-hired coach/producer Ace Steel. Steel had been let go following his role in Punk’s altercation with The Elite but was apparently re-hired a short time later.

According to Mike Johnson of, Steel has been released from the company following the firing of CM Punk. Johnson noted the following about the situation with Steel…

“Steel was the only person fired from the company in the wake of the incident, but was brought back, at Punk’s insistence. The plan was for Steel to work as Punk’s Coach/Producer but when it came time for AEW Collision to be announced, the company made the decision that Steel would not be allowed to physically work on site at the tapings. This caused a delay in Punk’s return being announced as the two sides ironed it out with Steel working remotely via Zoom calls.

There had been talk over the last month that AEW was looking into a space in Florida for Steel to train and work with talents, but that obviously, will not come to pass.”