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MJF a 'neutral' witness to backstage altercation at AEW All Out

AEW has hired an independent firm to investigate the incident.

Maxwell Jacob Friedman is believed to have "seen everything as it happened" regarding the backstage altercation between CM Punk, Ace Steel and the Elite at AEW All Out. 

Our own Dave Meltzer reported in Friday's edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that AEW has hired an independent firm to investigate the matter. The firm will be conducting interviews with  Punk, Steel, Pat Buck, The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, Christopher Daniels, Michael Nakazawa, and Brandon Cutler. Additionally, MJF is one of a number of "neutral parties" who will also be interviewed.

"The company has brought in an independent firm to investigate and do video interviews with everyone in the room, which included all the names mentioned above, as well as many others, including a number of neutral parties who were in the room and were believed to have seen everything as it happened. The key names that would have included were Max “MJF” Friedman and AEW and Jacksonville Jaguars Chief Legal Officer Megha Parekh," Meltzer wrote. 

MJF returned to AEW after a three-month absence at All Out. While under a mask, he won the Casino Ladder match earlier in the show before unmasking after Punk's victory over Jon Moxley in the main event.