People close to CM Punk were not happy about what happened during The Elite vs. Death Triangle match on Dynamite.
Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks mocked Punk and referenced the backstage altercation from All Out 2022 throughout the match. Our own Dave Meltzer addressed the reaction some had to this on Wrestling Observer Radio.
“I know that there’s people close to CM Punk that were, boy, they were not happy with that six-man tag match,” Meltzer said on the show.
AEW Dynamite on Wednesday took place in Punk’s hometown of Chicago. References The Elite made to Punk include Omega using the GTS on Pac, performing Punk’s “go to sleep” taunt, biting Pac’s arm, and Matt Jackson mocking Punk’s failed Buckshot Lariat attempts.
Omega would later post to social media thanking KENTA after using the GTS.
Before Dynamite, Omega spoke with SI.com and encouraged fans to “let it go” regarding the situation between Punk and The Elite.
“There are things no one can talk about, so I’d encourage people to let it go,” says Omega. “It doesn’t change that we want a team effort in AEW. I don’t even mean implicitly myself and my opponent. It also means the referee, the fans, the people who set up the ring, everyone–even a technical error can ruin the memory of a match. I can refer back to the exploding barbed wire death match. So I encourage people to move away from it because there is no information to be released. Though I cannot talk about it, I do want the fans to know I still want the best for pro wrestling.”