New claim made by CM Punk’s camp about altercation with The Elite said to be “an outright lie”

As previously noted, new information was obtained regarding CM Punk’s backstage altercation with Elite after the 2022 AEW All Out PPV which included a claim that Punk’s dog was injured.

Dave Meltzer of noted due Wrestling Observer Radio that in seven weeks, he never heard anything about Punk’s dog being injured. Meltzer said the following regarding the altercation…

“The Investigation is over and I think it’s very clear by who’s back and who’s not back what happened, what the investigation found out, and Punk, or someone in the Punk camp told Nick Hausman a bunch of stuff.”

“Everyone is still banned from talking publicly about what happened and the situation. The investigation is over, and you can tell by who’s back and by who’s not back. Also kind of like what Punk said, he mentioned that the investigation never talked to Lucy Guy (Ace Steel’s wife), which is true, they never did, for whatever reason, and I don’t have a reason, but they never did. I heard that, and had written that and talked about that already. He mentioned that, which would tell you that he was not happy with the results of the investigation. And based on who’s back and who is not back, that will tell you essentially what the investigation found. Because if what happened, happened as he claimed, it would be the other way around. He would be the one back and they would be the ones not back. So I think that’s a pretty clear thing as far as what the investigation found.”

“I don’t know what he (Punk) is allowed to say publicly, but I do know that the other guys are not allowed to talk about it, so you’re not gonna get anything from them for… maybe never. But certainly not any time soon.”

“The response to what was said was basically ‘it’s an outright lie.’ I did have that told to me, but they could not, you know, nobody could really say anything more as far as the Dog thing goes.” (quotes courtesy of

On Wednesday night, AEW started teasing the returning The Elite. According to Mike Johnson of, the Young Bucks and Kenny Omega were backstage at Dynamite.