The Elite faced off against Death Triangle in match 2 of the best of 7 series for the AEW World Trios Championship this past week on Dynamite. The bout in general was exciting, as expected. Although Death Triangle picked up another win over The Elite, the match gained a lot of attention for a different reason.
During the match, The Elite continued to take digs at CM Punk. Matt Jackson made fun of CM Punk’s attempt at the Buckshot Lariat by attempting the move and landing on his tailbone. Later on in the match, Kenny Omega hit the GTS which is CM Punk’s finishing move. Omega also bit his opponent’s forearm during the contest. The crowd certainly didn’t appreciate The Elite’s antics, and they let them know about it.
During today’s Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez stated that The Elite did not plan to take digs at CM Punk in advance. He also noted that it happened at the moment.
Alvarez explained that The Elite did some stuff on the fly that they did not plan in advance. They were just in the moment, and they went with it. “It’s not like they planned out a bunch of ways to annoy people. But do you think CM Punk did the same thing? Of course he did!”
When The Elite made their entrance on Dynamite, the crowd immediately started booing them and chanting for CM Punk. It could very well be the crowd reaction that caused The Elite to fire shots at CM Punk but we’ll never know for sure.
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