Suspensions Lifted For AEW Backstage Personnel

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Further details have emerged on the developing AEW All Out backstage saga, with a number of backstage employees now no longer suspended.

All Elite Wrestling is still reeling following the dramatic developments of the All Out media scrum. With a number of their top stars remaining suspended, a seismic gap has been filled with seminal performances courtesy of Bryan Danielson, Jon Moxley, Sammy Guevara, and several more – but the backstage area is looking a little more lively.

Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez noted on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio that Christopher Daniels, Brandon Cutler, and Michael Nakazawa have now resumed their regular duties. This is in addition to Fightful Select confirming that Pat Buck was back working during the latest AEW Dynamite.

The situation remains unclear as it pertains to CM Punk, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, and Ace Steel, however. Given that Steel was the only backstage employee not brought back yet, things don’t bode well for him.

Punk is expected to miss the remainder of 2022 due to an arm injury sustained at All Out vs. Jon Moxley. As for Omega and the Bucks, their situation is trickier to dissect, given their position as AEW EVPs. Kenny Omega was in Japan recently, a trip that was originally designated for AEW Games responsibilities at the Tokyo Game Show.

In their absence, the AEW World and World Trios Championships situations have been resolved. Blackpool Combat Club partners Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley will do battle over the vacant World Championship on next Wednesday’s Grand Slam Dynamite, while Death Triangle holds the three-man titles.