CM Punk and friend kick Elite's butt backstage: work or shoot?

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CM Punk and friend kick Elite's butt backstage: work or shoot?

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https://www.f4wonline.com/news/aew/cm-p ... ew-all-out
According to multiple sources that lined up with some of Fightful's reporting, there was a fight backstage afterward with Punk allegedly starting things by swinging fists at the Bucks' Matt Jackson. Punk trainer/friend and AEW producer Steel (part of the storyline that got Punk into Sunday's Jon Moxley match) threw a chair that hit the Bucks' Nick Jackson in the eye and blackened it. Steel (Chris Guy) allegedly bit Omega and grabbed his hair.
Well I don't know if anyone will reply here but I figured this is likely to be potentially the BIGGEST Wrestling story in years. Yes, even bigger than old man Vince "leaving WWE," because frankly, that made everyone happy. This all followed a bizarre sequence of events in which Adam Page cut a negative promo on CM Punk while the latter was out injured. It made no sense at all, as Page "went into business for himself" on that. When Punk returned, he added a bunch of stern shots on Hangman during a promo, which again, confused most viewers. Following the All Out PPV, they had a media scrum (why I do not know - wrestling is FAKE), during which CM Punk again tore into Page and others. At this point, nobody knows if this is work or shoot, only that the real possibility exists for CM Punk to be fired and at this point, exiled from pro wrestling.
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Update:

https://www.si.com/wrestling/2022/09/07 ... enny-omega
Punishment for that backstage fight, Sports Illustrated has learned, will include suspensions for every person involved. The list of those receiving suspensions includes Omega, Matt and Nick Jackson, Pat Buck, Christopher Daniels, Michael Nakazawa, and Brandon Cutler. Multiple sources have shared that Punk and Ace Steel will either be among those suspended, or will no longer be with the company by the end of Wednesday. Punk met with Khan on Tuesday, so the two had an opportunity to discuss how that exit could be handled.

Per sources, an external third-party investigation will be conducted to examine what transpired.
I am NOT a fan of CM Punk, I have always found him to be a self-obsessed cry baby, and worried about his impact on the locker room. That plus this nonstop signing splurge that Tony Khan has been on since returning to live touring had to leave the "back" far too heated. In any event, TK himself created this mess, but being unable and unwilling to be an adult. Now with HHH in charge at WWE, I fear this could easily be the beginning of the end for AEW. Very reminiscent of WCW's demise, accelerating by the atrocious booking of Nash and Sullivan at various junctures after Vince Russo was first censured by TNT.
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