An update has emerged on whether another match between FTR and the Young Bucks is possible despite the presence of CM Punk in AEW.
During the AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door post-show media scrum, Tony Khan described CM Punk as a “a positive influence on the company”.
A positive influence he may be, however, there’s still some way to go before all fences are mended backstage.
With CM Punk and The Elite (Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks) all in the Scotiabank Arena, it had previously been reported that The Elite and Punk were “put on completely different sides of the building”.
Punk also went on record in his recent interview with ESPN saying that he had attempted to contact members of The Elite after All Out, but the response was letters from attorneys telling him not to.
As for the fans, there was a distinct divide in the reaction to Punk in his match that would see him progress in the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament with a win over Satoshi Kojima.
The divide in support naturally extends backstage, too, with FTR falling on the CM Punk side of the dynamic.
As previously reported, however, FTR and The Elite seem to have resolved any issues that may have arisen.
Dave Meltzer would further address the possibility of FTR and the Young Bucks working together on Wrestling Observer Radio, saying:
“FTR and Omega, the Young Bucks, they’re all fine. Some people think it’s like this divide with Punk and FTR against these guys.
“With Punk, there’s still fence mending that needs to be done for them to work together and everything like that. It could happen, it may not happen, time will tell.
“But with FTR, it’s fine. There’s nothing at all that would hold up if they wanna do a tag team title program at some point, you know, (hypothetically) tomorrow, everyone’s cool with that.
“FTR worked really hard on that too. They went out of their way to get that done. There was stuff there of course, but it was not nearly as bad of an issue as it was with Punk. It was much easier to mend, so that’s all taken care of.”
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Eddie Kingston, himself no stranger to backstage issues, has recently spoken about the atmosphere since Punk’s return.
According to Kingston, the “locker room is not divided“, at least not those he hangs around with backstage:
“Maybe there’s that one percent that are bothered but the people I chill with, they’re good. They don’t care.”
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