CM Punk and The Elite threw down in the locker room after AEW All Out last year. That was quite a story for its time, but it wasn’t he start of their issues either.
CM Punk buried The Elite during AEW All In’s media scrum, including Colt Cabana. He also recently made it clear that he has nothing to do with Cabana, nor did he ever try to get his former friend fired from AEW.
While speaking to ESPN, CM Punk opened up about his time in the All Out media scrum, and how he put Tony Khan in bad position. This was about all he could speak about, but suffice it to say that emotions were running high.
In Punk’s mind, the division started sometime in spring 2022. Previously, he said he felt as if he had a solid relationship with the group, including approaching Omega to ensure nothing Punk was doing in his matches would infringe on what spots Omega had planned and checking in on Page while he was sick with COVID-19.
We already covered how CM Punk opened up about his bad time against Hangman Page at Double or Nothing. That moment caused a rift between the two. Sadly, Punk couldn’t talk about the whole Brawl Out situation. That being said, issues between the two sides are very real.
CM Punk’s situation with AEW is very interesting, and there is a lot to unpack. We will continue covering this situation here at Ringside News.
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