CM Punk’s dog was allegedly injured during his altercation with The Elite
As previously noted, there could be a buyout of CM Punk’s AEW contract following his backstage altercation with The Elite.
Nick Hausman of WrestlingInc.com reached out to CM Punk’s camp and received new information regarding the incident. Hausman wrote the following…
“From the perspective of Punk’s camp, the scrum itself — which became the talk of the wrestling world due to Punk’s comments on Colt Cabana, ‘Hangman’ Adam Page, and The Elite — didn’t seem like a big deal, and only escalated once Punk’s locker room door was ‘kicked in’ and accidentally hit Punk’s dog, Larry, in the face. At a pre-scheduled veterinarian appointment a few days later, Punk was informed that two of Larry’s teeth had been knocked loose and had to be removed.”
According to Punk’s camp, he felt threatened and Illinois’ Castle Doctrine was cited. The Cornell Law School’s website states that “the castle doctrine refers to an exception to the duty to retreat before using deadly self-defense if a party is in their own home. Under the doctrine of self-defense, a party who reasonably believes they are threatened with the immediate use of deadly force can legally respond with a proportional amount of force to deter that threat.”
Hausman noted that at the moment, there is no litigation against Punk on behalf of anyone involved in the incident. It was also said that AEW has not reached out to Punk since the incident and Punk was asked to stay quiet during the investigation.
In regards to Page, it was said that Punk was concerned that their Double or Nothing match would turn into a real fight following comments that were made by Page during a May episode of AEW Dynamite.