CM Punk was fired from AEW, and he never made up with The Elite. Tony Khan let his roster do their own thing, and now he is out one Second City Savior. Sadly, this situation played out like this, but one has to wonder if it would have been different if the two sides could have met to hash things out.

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During Wrestling Observer Radio, Bryan Alvarez discussed the situation with CM Punk and AEW. There is also a belief that Tony Khan cancelled a meeting between Punk and The Elite, so from The Elite’s point of view a meeting was never planned.

“There are more questions about The Elite and CM punk meeting. So here’s more on this because I heard a lot more about this today. So, the meeting being canceled is essentially a semantic issue, depending on which side you’re talking to.”


“So, what happened was they had a Collision-Dynamite taping in Atlanta. They were going to tape both shows. Okay. Right. So I think it was Tony Khan who asked The Elite. It’s like, ‘we’re all going to be in the same place at the same time. Would you like to do this meeting or whatever?’ And they said no. So, from their perspective, there was never a meeting planned that got canceled.”

“They were asked, ‘Would you like to do this meeting since we’re all going to be in the same place?’ And they said no. From Punk’s perspective, he believed he was on his way to a meeting, which then got canceled. And so I guess the analogy would be if your dentist scheduled you for a cleaning and then called you, and you were like, ‘I can’t do the cleaning that day.’ From their perspective, the appointment got canceled. From your perspective, there was no appointment. So that’s essentially the story there.”

“There was nothing that The Elite agreed to, and then said, ‘No, actually, we’re not going to do this.’ Most of these stories about Punk wanting to meet with The Elite. The Elite never even knew that this was never even broached with them in the past. This time, it was broached with them, and they said, no, we’re not going to do it. So that’s the story. On the meeting that was canceled.”

Val Venis fired off post directed at Tony Khan, where he said that TK should have “grown a pair” instead of firing CM Punk. It is hard to argue that in certain respects, but Tony Khan is also not commenting on Punk’s release.

Jack Perry is still suspended, and we are still waiting on that status to change. If anything, we know that CM Punk is now free to do whatever he wants, even talking about his former employer in a shoot interview, which we are all looking forward to hearing.

Keep checking back with Ringside News as we continue covering this subject, and so much more, from the pro wrestling world. There could be a lot more to unpack by the time everything is said and done, and we welcome your comments in the space below!

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