AEW All Out 2022 is an event that will live in wrestling infamy, and not for anything that happened inside the ring. However, with more questions than answers concerning the events of September 4th still remaining, Kenny Omega has encouraged everyone to move on.
Omega found himself at the centre of the chaos that night after CM Punk launched into a rant against the stat, the Young Bucks, Hangman Adam Page and Colt Cabana at the post-show media scrum. Following his comments, The Elite confronted Punk backstage and a brawl ensued. This led to a number of suspensions for those involved, while it is believed that Punk won’t be back with AEW at all.
“There Are Things No One Can Talk About” – Kenny Omega
Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks made their first appearance since All Out at Full Gear where they challenged Death Triangle. During the match there were loud “f*ck CM Punk” chants which were laterhighlighted by the Bucks on the latest edition of Being The Elite.
During an interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Omega was asked about the events in the hours after All Out. The former AEW World Champion said that as no one can talk about what happened, it’s time for everyone to let it go.
“There are things no one can talk about, so I’d encourage people to let it go,” said 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.”
Continuing on, Omega explained how the recent death of Jason David Frank, who was best known as the Green/White Ranger in Power Rangers, put things into perspective.
“The day after the pay-per-view, I was absolutely devastated by the loss of Jason David Frank,” he said. “He’s one of my childhood heroes. That evening, there was a mass shooting at an LGBTQ club where five people died. It’s absolutely terrible. After such tragedy, it puts everything in perspective. This isn’t Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks against CM Punk. It is people trying to show off their craft. You can boo Kenny Omega, or the Young Bucks, or CM Punk, but I hope people don’t forget we’re human beings struggling to show our art.”
Following the defeat to Death Triangle at Full Gear it has been announced that the rivalry between the World Trios Champions and The Elite will continue in a ‘Best of Seven’ series.