CM Punk: The Quest for Unity in AEW

All Elite Wrestling (AEW) has been a hotbed of excitement, talent, and controversy since its inception. As one of the fastest-growing promotions in the wrestling industry, AEW has attracted a wide range of talents, including the enigmatic CM Punk. Punk’s return to the ring in 2021 after a seven-year hiatus caused a tidal wave of excitement throughout the wrestling world. However, the growing tension between Punk and wrestling powerhouses The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and Chris Jericho has left fans wondering whether reconciliation is possible or if Punk will walk away from AEW completely.

The Contention

From the moment Punk signed with AEW, it was clear that there would be friction with other major players within the organization. The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega had already established themselves as integral parts of AEW, while Chris Jericho’s experience and charisma made him a natural leader within the locker room. For a superstar like Punk, whose outspoken and rebellious attitude has been both his strength and Achilles heel, a clash with the established hierarchy was all but inevitable.

Compounding the tension, Punk has made no secret of his grievances with some of the decisions made by AEW management, particularly regarding booking and creative direction. These disagreements have spilled into social media, further straining his relationships with The Young Bucks, Omega, and Jericho.

The Possibilities

The reconciliation of these differences could lead to one of two paths: Either Punk swallows his pride and works together with the AEW powerhouses, or he walks away from the organization entirely. It is important to consider the potential implications of each path.


Should CM Punk and the AEW elite find common ground, they could form one of the most formidable alliances in professional wrestling history. With their combined talents, experience, and fan bases, they could elevate AEW to unparalleled heights. If Punk could put aside his differences, he might find himself in a position to influence the creative direction of the company and to help propel it forward.

Walking Away

Alternatively, if Punk decides that he cannot reconcile with The Young Bucks, Omega, and Jericho, walking away from AEW might be his only option. Though his departure would undoubtedly be a blow to the company, AEW’s deep roster of talent would likely be able to recover. For Punk, leaving AEW would mean the end of a much-anticipated comeback, potentially damaging his legacy in the wrestling world. This decision would not be taken lightly by either party.

The Verdict

It’s impossible to predict what the future holds for CM Punk and his relationship with AEW. If he can manage to find common ground with The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and Chris Jericho, AEW would benefit immensely from their combined star power. However, if reconciliation proves to be impossible, walking away might be the only solution to this volatile situation.

No matter the outcome, wrestling fans can expect an intense and dramatic spectacle as these titans of the industry navigate their differences in and out of the ring. As AEW continues to redefine professional wrestling, only time will tell if CM Punk is part of the journey or if he will leave the stage for good.

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Robbie Vice – April 2023