CM Punk And The Elite Still Maintain “Significant” Backstage Issues

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CM Punk and The Elite remain at odds in AEW.

As reported in the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, despite all talents now being back in All Elite Wrestling, issues that came to a head at All Out 2022 are still prevalent.

With Punk now back on weekly TV and The Elite choosing to re-sign with the same promotion, it appeared that any problems had been solved and everyone could co-exist moving forward. This is reportedly not the case, and President Tony Khan has been described as doing a “balancing act” to attempt to keep everyone happy.

The two sides are currently separated as much as possible, with occasions when both groups are in the same building being extremely rare. While Omega, Page and The Young Bucks are predominantly on Dynamite and make the occasional appearance on Rampage, Punk and FTR are almost exclusively on the Saturday night Collision show. The rare instances where all talent is in the same venue are during pay-per-view events, with no interactions taking place between either party.

Punk has tried to start a conversation with Omega, Page and The Bucks prior to the return, but was turned away by the group’s legal representatives.

What Happened At AEW All Out Between CM Punk And The Elite?

Punk defeated Jon Moxley in the main event of the All Out pay-per-view to become the new World Champion. Following the show, Punk appeared in a press conference alongside Tony Khan. The new World Champion spoke his mind about a number of individuals, with The Executive Vice Presidents being the primary target of the verbal tirade.

Following the interview, Omega and The Young Bucks reportedly burst into Punk’s locker room and confronted him over what was said at the media scrum. Following a heated exchange that turned violent, all parties were suspended until further notice. The incident is now infamously known as “Brawl Out.”