AEW All Out was a lot to handle for All Elite Wrestling. The harsh words by their then champion CM Punk during the media scrum followed by backstage altercation between The Elite and CM Punk got both parties suspended and stripped off their titles.
PW Insider reports that the stars involved in this altercation will remain suspended until the investigation is over. That means that The Bucks, Omega, Punk, Ace Steel, producer Pat Buck, Head of Talent relations Christopher Daniels, and talents Brandon Cutler and Michael Nakazawa won’t be back on television.
The Young Bucks sent feelers to the WWE, but there is no official word on whether they plan to jump ships and work as superstar instead of being EVPs of the company they began in 2019. Their contracts aren’t up until late 2023, and Ringside News did confirm that the Bucks and Kenny Omega sent out feelers. FTR sent out feelers months ago as well.
Punk shouldn’t have any problem with the situation, as he suffered legitimately serious injury at the AEW All Out show, and he should be out of action for eight months. The Young Bucks and Omega are reputed in the business and the company.
AEW cannot keep them away from in-ring competition forever, so AEW President Tony Khan will have to figure out way to make things work for the EVPs. It also raises the question of whether they will get their titles back upon their return. Omega is still being used by AEW, as he is in Japan to present the AEW video game “Fight Forever” this week at the Tokyo Game Show convention.
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