Dax Harwood is holding onto the hopeful belief that peaceful resolution is possible between CM Punk and The Elite.
One of the biggest wrestling stories of 2022 has been the CM Punk/Elite situation from All Out 2022. After the wrestling portion of the show ended, CM Punk ranted about and lambasted The Elite for a myriad of issues. According to those close to the situation, Punk’s public comments led to a physical confrontation backstage.
Since then, The Elite has returned to AEW programming while CM Punk remains sidelined due to another injury suffered at All Out. But even as his injury heals, many people question whether or not Punk will return to AEW and pro-wrestling in general, such was the extent of his animosity towards the Elite camp.
But at least one person is trying to be optimistic in the face of all this negativity. On his podcast, Dax Harwood of FTR still thinks that both sides involved in this conflict can still work out their differences:
“Everyone knows about the legalities of the situation and no one is really expressing what is going to happen, what has happened, and what won’t happen. I can tell you, all I can be truthful about, I can only tell you what I know and what I perceive to know, I hope that he comes back.
I feel that AEW should have the Young Bucks in their locker room. AEW should have Kenny Omega in the locker room. I know that I feel AEW should have CM Punk in the locker room. With those four entities, it makes our talent roster so much deeper and better. It’s four guys who want to be the best.
Regardless of what any of us think personally, I know that we all want to be the best and I know we all want the best for professional wrestling. It’s given us a life that we could never have otherwise.
This is my plea to all four guys. Please find a way to make it work. If we can make it work, we can set up the future of professional wrestling for a long time and we can change the course of professional wrestling for a very long time.
When you think about it, unselfishly, we’re doing this for 20-30 years down the road so guys and girls can make a living.”