Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks are again in AEW. The trio, collectively often known as The Elite, made their return to the promotion they helped beginning this previous weekend at AEW Full Gear, difficult AEW World Trios Champions Death Triangle for the titles that they by no means misplaced. The Elite had received the straps at AEW’s earlier pay-per-view, AEW All Out, however had been stripped of the championships simply three days later because of their involvement in a backstage battle with CM Punk and Ace Steel. This altercation resulted in over a dozen suspensions, together with those that had been reportedly solely making an attempt to interrupt up the battle, and launched a third-party investigation into the matter that pressured all concerned events to stay off AEW tv as proceedings progressed.
Once vignettes for The Elite’s return started airing roughly one month in the past, this signaled the conclusion of the investigation which freed up Omega and the Bucks to renew wrestling once more. That stated, experiences of an “us vs. them” final result of the backstage battle circulated for weeks earlier than the investigation concluded, and with The Elite being those to return to AEW, many have assumed that Punk won’t be again within the firm. Adding gas to that fireside is the truth that Steel, who reportedly bit Omega throughout the altercation, was launched from AEW weeks in the past.
The trio fanned the flame at AEW Full Gear, as loud “F–k CM Punk” chants echoed all through the Prudential Center throughout The Elite’s bout with Death Triangle. Not solely had been these chants caught on the pay-per-view broadcast, however they had been particularly spotlighted on Being The Elite this previous Monday.
As Omega and the Bucks strategy their first televised AEW look this Wednesday, they discover themselves venturing into enemy territory. Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite emanates from the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Punk’s energetic hometown. The Bucks know that they’re about to swim in uneven waters, because the adorned tag crew referenced the upcoming present of their Twitter bio.
“Chicago,” the @youngbucks Twitter bio reads. “This’ll be interesting.”
Similar to Bret Hart in Montreal or “Rowdy” Roddy Piper in Portland, CM Punk is usually cherished as a conquering hero in his hometown, no matter whether or not he was a babyface or heel in the mean time. That stated, September’s AEW All Out occurred in Chi-Town as nicely, and the returning MJF, Punk’s most well-known AEW rival, acquired thunderous applause when he confronted the Second City Saint.
The Elite square off in opposition to Death Triangle of their second match of an ongoing better of seven sequence this Wednesday on AEW Dynamite.