CM Punk has "veto authority" on AEW Collision

AEW's backstage dynamics shift as old rivalries resurface

by Noman Rasool
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CM Punk has "veto authority" on AEW Collision

This week, the All Elite Wrestling (AEW) universe has been buzzing with reports and speculations surrounding CM Punk, the enigmatic wrestling superstar. Among these reports is the backstage incident involving Ryan Nemeth, leading to Nemeth's abrupt exit from an AEW event.

Another rumor, though possibly dispelled, hinted at friction between Punk and veteran wrestler Matt Hardy. Christopher Daniels, a respected figure in professional wrestling, has been associated with AEW for four years as the Head of Talent Relations.

Despite his executive role, Daniels has been notably absent from AEW's "Collision" events. This absence is attributed to his alliance with The Elite (comprising The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and Adam Page) - a group rumored to be at odds with CM Punk.

Daniels' relationship with The Elite seems to be the reason behind him not attending "Collision" events. Dave Meltzer, in his esteemed column, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, delved deeper into Punk's influence on "Collision".

Meltzer noted, “'Collision' is seen as CM Punk's domain. Whether implicitly understood or explicitly stated, the moment Daniels was excluded from the event, it signaled Punk's undeniable authority, perhaps even a 'veto power', over the show's happenings.

The wrestling community knows that AEW has taken care to avoid booking personalities on 'Collision' that might clash with Punk. The booking of Nemeth, despite their past confrontation, suggests the company believed the issue had been resolved”.

Punk vs. Joe: Wembley Showdown

In an exciting turn of events, we might soon witness a monumental face-off. Though it's not yet official, the rumors are rife that CM Punk, the former two-time AEW World Champion, is set to take on his old nemesis, Samoa Joe, at AEW's "All In".

Scheduled for August 27th, this event promises an exhilarating experience for over 80,000 fans at London's iconic Wembley Stadium. Punk and Joe's rivalry is the stuff of legends, tracing back to the early 2000s when both were pivotal figures in Ring of Honor (ROH).

Their careers diverged, with Punk moving to WWE and Joe to TNA. However, their recent intersection on AEW Collision reignites a historical feud. As fans eagerly await "All In", the question remains whether their match will contend for Punk's "Real" AEW World Title, Joe's ROH TV Title, or simply be a standalone epic bout. Regardless of the stakes, this chapter in their storied rivalry is sure to be one for the books.

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