As previously noted, The Elite reportedly called off a sit-down meeting with CM Punk prior to the 2023 AEW All In PPV event.
In regards to the story, Bryan Alvarez of F4WOnline.com discussed what he heard…
“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.” (quotes courtesy of WrestlingNews.co)