CM Punk is scheduled for a match at the 2023 AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door PPV event and will be in the same building with The Elite for the first time since their backstage altercation in 2022. Click here for the full card.
As previously noted, Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com claimed during a PostWrestling.com podcast that there’s still “a lot of divisiveness” in AEW following the return of Punk. Punk has still not resolved his issues with The Elite despite claiming that he is open to having a discussion.
In the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Meltzer wrote the following about at the situation…
“One top name noted to us that they went home after the show on Wednesday [Dynamite] in a bad mood and even with the key people kept apart and not on the same shows, described the fear of this being a ticking time bomb that will not have a happy ending.”
Meltzer stated that Punk’s ESPN interview and Collision promo “did nobody any favors and led to a lot of frustration.” In regards to Punk’s “counterfeit bucks” line on Collision, Meltzer noted that the line was not known ahead of time by both sides despite reports saying otherwise.