Updates continue to pour in following CM Punk’s incendiary comments during All Out’s press scrum and the subsequent fight. Is he done with AEW?
The wrestling world continues to learn more about what happened after CM Punk’s provocative All Out media scrum, and a recent report indicates that AEW may be considering releasing the world champion. In a story that continues to dominate headlines and social media, there was a physical altercation between Punk, Ace Steel, the Young Bucks, and Kenny Omega after The Voice Of The Voiceless finished his press conference.
During that session with gathered media, Punk buried All Elite Wrestling’s executive vice presidents while dumpstering Hangman Adam Page. There was no need to read between the lines of his comments. They were all direct and on the mark, as he stated that the EVPs wouldn’t be capable of running a Target while calling Page empty-headed and arrogant. Fans have been exposed to both sides of the story by now, with CM Punk‘s side being that The Young Bucks kicked his locker room door down to begin a physical altercation. Reports indicate that Steel hit Nick Jackson with a thrown chair, busting his eye and perhaps knocking him out. It’s also been reported that Kenny Omega wasn’t initially as hot as The Young Bucks, but that changed quickly. It’s been said that it took multiple people to split the groups up, and there could possibly be legal ramifications for what transpired.
A recent report by Fightful Select says that “many inside the company believe that Punk and Steel might be done in the company. There are rumors running rampant that Steel and Punk are both done with AEW, but those close to them say they haven’t been informed of that as of yet. Virtually all of the AEW roster we’ve spoken with believe that if Punk & Steel aren’t let go, heavy amends will need to be made.“
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Nightmare Scenario For AEW & CM Punk
All Out was an outstanding show featuring a handful of high-end matches. MJF’s shocking return should be getting all of this attention, but instead, the IWC is laser-focused on this one subject. And with good reason. Tony Khan is now in a position where his biggest draw and World Champion buried company executives during a media scrum and then got into a fist fight with them backstage. Eddie Kingston just finished serving a two-week suspension for pie facing Sammy Guevara. What happened between Punk, The Young Bucks, and Kenny Omega (four of the top performers in AEW) is on a different level.
Fans are waiting to see how this situation is handled on Wednesday Night Dynamite. AEW can’t simply act like it isn’t going on. MJF Vs. CM Punk would be the feud to carry the company towards the next pay-per-view and beyond. It’s the biggest money-making rivalry they’ve ever had, and it’s now in jeopardy because of the All Out media scrum and what went down after.
Source: Fightful Select