A new report has claimed that CM Punk has found little support backstage following his outburst at the post-AEW All out press conference.
Following what had been a stunning victory in the main event of AEW All Out, CM Punk sat down in front of the assembled media to discuss his win, the event and the current state of AEW.
However, it turned out that the new World Champion had other plans about how the press conference was going to go. Punk launched into a tirade regarding his alleged role in discontent backstage as a result of his former friendship with Colt Cabana, taking shots at the Young Bucks and Kenny Omega in the process. The star also delivered a scathing assessment of Hangman Adam Page before getting involved in a brawl backstage after leaving the press conference.
It is alleged that Punk threw punches at the Young Bucks and Omega, while his long-time friend Ace Steel launched a chair at the Bucks before biting Omega.
A new report from Fightful Select has now claimed that Punk has little support backstage from his colleagues over his handling of the situation. The consensus was said to be almost unanimous. Even those who normally side with Punk said that they would have done things differently, or chose not to comment to Fightful at all.
There are also rumours that Punk sustained an injury during the brawl, but this is currently unconfirmed.
Furthermore, “several” long-time AEW stars have said that don’t understand how Punk couldn’t be let go for his role in the incident.
It has also been suggested that a number of stars are currently unaware of their creative direction heading into Dynamite as a direct result of altercation.