As previously noted, there was reportedly a physical altercation between members of The Elite and CM Punk after the 2022 AEW Out PPV event when The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega “stormed into” CM Punk’s locker room.
There has been ongoing speculation in regards to CM Punk’s status with the company. Wade Keller of PWTorch.com tweeted, “Yeah, I’ll add to the cryptic comments about lots of indications of pending, perhaps imminent major developments regarding AEW.”
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com then tweeted the following…
“Right now AEW talent have not been told anything official. Almost all I’ve spoken to believe CM Punk will have to go or make major amends to remain with the company. A lot of the talent haven’t arrived where Dynamite broadcasting from yet, but the heat on Punk is unreal.”
“Haven’t got any official word on that or suspensions. There are so many rampant ‘done deal’ rumors about what is happening, that it’s getting almost impossible to verify. AEW isn’t talking, Tony Khan, Punk, Bucks, Omega, Ace Steel aren’t. A lot of conjecture and expectations.”
Haven't got any official word on that or suspensions. There are so many rampant "done deal" rumors about what is happening, that it's getting almost impossible to verify.
AEW isn't talking, Tony Khan, Punk Bucks, Omega, Ace Steel aren't.
A lot of conjecture and expectations
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) September 6, 2022
During Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez of F4WOnline.com said the following…
“This is a situation where I am not sure that both sides are ever going to be in the company at the same time again. I don’t know that for sure but it’s that volatile… Anything is possible but I would be extremely surprised if these sides, after what happened, are ever working together again… Who stays, who goes, I have no idea.”
Reports came out on Tuesday that several people within AEW felt that CM Punk should be fired for his actions. It was also reported that there are “pending legal issues” due to the incident.