According to Wade Keller of PWTorch.com, the word backstage at AEW Collision is that CM Punk has been working on repairing his damaged reputation following his backstage altercation with The Elite in September of 2022. It’s being said that Punk has been taking his role as the face of Collision seriously and is showing good leadership since returning to AEW television.
Keller noted the following…
“He’s taking pride in putting his stamp on the on-air product and off-air vibe in the locker room. Our sources don’t necessarily reflect the views of everyone in the back and some may have different experiences that are less positive, but overall the vibe appears to be moving in the right direction after some tension in his first week back related to his early dig at The Young Bucks.”
Punk is scheduled to compete against Ricky Starks in the finals of the 2023 Owen Hart tournament.