Things remain unclear regarding the suspensions of CM Punk and The Elite, now a report suggests relations could be starting to thaw between the parties and AEW.
What should have been a night of triumph for AEW at All Out in Chicago turned into a night of complete disaster for the company. The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega had been crowned inaugural AEW Trios Champions while CM Punk regained his place at the top of the tree by becoming AEW World Champion. And then things fell apart.
At the post-show media scrum, CM Punk lambasted several of his colleagues including The Young Bucks, though not mentioning them by name. Punk also pointedly told those in the locker room that have a problem with him to take it up with him. That last point is something that The Young Bucks were allegedly only too happy to do.
A fight ensued involving Punk, The Bucks, Kenny Omega, and company producer Ace Steel, with all men involved being suspended. It has now emerged that Steel has been let go by the company for his part in the brawl which is alleged to have included biting Kenny Omega and throwing a chair at the head of Nick Jackson.
Now it looks like things involving the other parties involved could be thawing. A report from Fightful Select noted that CM Punk was seen on Dynamite in Cincinnati in a video package highlighting the great champions of Ring of Honor’s past before Chris Jericho defended the ROH World Title against Dalton Castle. It was also noted that The Young Bucks appeared in advertising for Rampage but none of the stars have returned to the introduction package for Dynamite.
The report also notes that those suspended are said to be more in touch with AEW than before although it should be noted no context was provided for that claim.