It seems as if the fights got started a little early at Full Gear weekend.
Bodyslam.net has been on the scene of Starrcast this week, and reported that a fight broke out between AEW wrestler Jimmy Havoc, and play-by-play announcer Excalibur at Jimmy's Famous Seafood Thursday Night at a celebration for Tony Schiavone. According to the report, Excalibur ended up having to choke Havoc out. Fightful is still working to confirm several of the report's details, which state that the confrontation took place in front of AEW founder Tony Khan, and that Jimmy Havoc was intoxicated.
You can see the inital report from Bodyslam below.
According to a source I spoke with close to the situation, I was told that at some point during the altercation Jimmy Havoc threw a punch at Excalibur, but missed. Which led to Excalibur putting Havoc in a choke hold that put him to sleep. Atlas security stepped in and got Excalibur to release the choke hold, however the incident was not over because when Havoc came to he once again throws a punch at Excalibur only this time he connected. This resulted in a skirmish/brawl/pull apart between the two, until Atlas security could break it up and escort Jimmy Havoc outside.
Once outside, a member of Atlas security was attempting to calm an intoxicated Jimmy Havoc down, but this was interrupted when Excalibur came outside to try and talk things out. Jimmy was still upset and was not wanting to talk and was said to have thrown his cell phone in the direction of Excalibur, missing him but not the wall as his phone broke into pieces. Security again separated the two sending Excalibur back inside while they waited for an uber to pick up Havoc and take him back to the hotel.
Bodyslam's Cassidy Haynes then states that he approached the facility and saw Havoc yelling about what went down. Later that night, Havoc would post a tweet joking about how he got dragged out of a restauraunt.
At the AEW Full Gear post-show media scrum, Fightful's Jeremy Lambert asked Khan about the rumors.
"I wouldn't call it a fight, I've seen a lot worse in the world of football, both in Engand and the NFL -- I've seen a lot worse, and I saw a lot worse tonight. They scrapped around and it was cool yesterday." said Khan, before joking it would be a "draw at best" on Excalibur's AEW record.
Haynes was told that Havoc was remorseful about the situation, and talked things out with Excalibur, and there's no heat.
Fightful has reached out to several names in AEW for additional information and to try to confirm some of the re