The AEW All Out media scrum ended in chaos after CM Punk went on a scathing rant on Colt Cabana, Hangman Page, and The Young Bucks, verbally burying them in the process. However, it ended up blowing up in Punk’s face when all was said and done.
Punk was involved in a backstage brawl where he engaged in fisticuffs with The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega. As previously reported, AEW has suspended everyone involved in the brawl. There was also the chance of Punk and Ace Steel getting fired.
CM Punk was also removed from AEW Dynamite’s opening video, and he wasn’t mentioned at all during the show. According to Fightful’s paywall, the situation was “out of sight, out of mind” for plenty of the roster who just wanted to show up and work during Dynamite.
When we spoke to the AEW roster Wednesday, many indicated that after the show there was a much more positive vibe, with one saying it couldn’t have been worse than the chaos of the previous days. That same source said that the situation was “out of sight, out of mind” for plenty of the roster who just wanted to show up and work. Another talent said the best way for all parties to make up the public embarrassment would be to get over the issues, make money for the company and highlight other talent along the way. We’re told that as of Tuesday, much of the roster didn’t know what they were going to be allowed to say or if they could address it, and some of their content had to be adjusted accordingly.
A lot of people want CM Punk fired as well. He will also be out of action for a long time, well into next year for an injury regardless. It was never reported by anyone that the Young Bucks “kicked down” the door to CM Punk’s dressing room. It also wasn’t a three on one situation. We will have to wait and see how AEW will fare without Punk.
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