There were discussions about the possibility of Ace Steele making a surprise entrance in the Gauntlet for the Gold match at the Bound For Glory pay-per-view, held at Cicero Stadium in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday night.
Ultimately, it was decided not to include Ace Steele in the match due to concerns that his appearance might lead fans to expect CM Punk, who was known to be in the area that night, to also make an appearance. The company wanted to avoid creating any false expectations among the live audience in the arena or those watching at home.
It’s important to note that CM Punk was not present backstage at Cicero Stadium at any point on Saturday, before, during, or after the show. However, he did attend the Chicago Blackhawks’ home opener at the United Center in Chicago.
Ace Steele is currently working as a producer for the company in a trial capacity this weekend. He will be backstage at Cicero Stadium in Chicago again for the Bound For Glory Fallout tapings later this evening.