CM Punk's adventure in All Elite Wrestling is truly at a crossroads. The Chicago champion has once again reiterated that he is one of the most controversial wrestlers of the modern era. For the uninitiated, 'Brawl Out' is the expression that was coined to identify the backstage brawl that took place in September after 'All Out 2022'
CM Punk, who had just won the AEW World Championship by beating Jon Moxley in the All Out main event, made very heavy statements at the end of the event. During his outburst, the 'Second City Saint' shot scoreless against Colt Cabana, the Young Bucks and Hangman Adam Page.
Those words sparked a real uproar backstage and a furious brawl broke out. AEW president Tony Khan could not remain indifferent to such an episode and immediately suspended all the athletes involved (except Ace Steel, who was released).
At this point, fans and insiders wonder what Punk's fate will be.
Update on CM Punk's status
According to F4Wonline.com's Bryan Alvarez, Tony Khan would have no problem firing CM Punk after the All Out brawl. However, the company is reportedly observing the evolution of Punk's triceps injury before deciding on his future.
During a recent interview with 'Wrestling Inc.' , Eric Bischoff was very harsh towards CM Punk: “The truth is that Punk is old, frail and has never been in great shape since he arrived in AEW. He doesn't even look like an athlete anymore and it's not worth continuing to invest in him.
I'm sure he still has a lot of fans out there who continue to support him in whatever he does, but most people are left with a bad taste in their mouths. People have realized that the mystique that enveloped him is gone and that Punk is just one of many.
The value of him is very low right now." The latest reports have suggested that Tony Khan will side with The Elite and not Punk. This means that the All Elite President will have to pay CM Punk a buyout clause for the remainder of his contract.
"Triple H is going to stop CM Punk from ever setting foot in WWE. And they [WWE] don't need him. If this had been three months ago, they needed everything three months ago. But they kind of filled those gaps in and I don't think there's any need for CM Punk." Triple H is unlikely to have any role in the investigations that are set to conclude.