CM Punk has always been known to cause chaos and havoc in every wrestling company he has worked to elevate his status as the top attraction.
We first saw this uncooperative behavior of CM Punk in 2011, when he cut his infamous ‘Pipe bomb’ ranting about WWE’s top management and blue-chip Superstars positioned by Vince McMahon to be the next flagship stars in favor of wrestlers like Punk coming from the independent circuit and not befitting the perceived look of a top caliber Superstar.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 20, 2022
Things looked to be different after Punk came out of retirement after seven years to join Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling promotion and was heavily featured in top storylines and TV programming.
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But Punk’s overly grown ego got the best of the Best in the World getting involved in a real-life backstage brawl with Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks after making negative remarks about them during the AEW media scrum post the AEW All Out pay-per-view which co-incidentally saw CM Punk outlasting Jon Moxley to win the AEW World Championship for the second time and the faction becoming the inaugural AEW World Trios Champions.
Punk’s unprofessional behavior and negative comments made in front of the media may have tarnished AEW’s image in the public eye to a considerable extent leading to AEW President and CEO Tony Khan resorting to drastic measures and suspending CM Punk along with Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks.
Tony addressed the situation briefly on the following episode of AEW Dynamite, announcing that both the AEW World and Trios titles have been vacated indicating Khan stripping all four AEW Superstars of their titles for their actions. Moreover, Punk additionally suffered a torn triceps at the event ruling him out for at least six months.
— Sportskeeda Wrestling (@SKWrestling_) September 8, 2022
The Best in the World’s future with AEW looked in jeopardy, but his recent meeting with Tony Khan indicates that he will most likely be off AEW programming for the foreseeable future until he decides to resolve the matter on a personal level and moreover recover from the injury suffered during his match with Jon Moxley at All Out.