Suspended following their involvement in the backstage scuffle at AEW All Out, The Elite’s Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks have remained absent from company programming. The nature of the suspensions rocked AEW, but The Elite’s case was quite peculiar, given how they also serve as Executive Vice Presidents.
The Elite has largely gone unmentioned within AEW during this time. Tony Khan failed to mention them when stripping them of the World Trios Championships on the post-All Out broadcast of Dynamite, with their names only recently being mentioned on the October 18th Dynamite ahead of Death Triangle vs. Best Friends.
Per Fightful Select, the talk backstage is that the group is reportedly set to return to the company. The report states that this is likely to only be in a backstage capacity to begin with and that their comeback will be happening “imminently”.
Furthermore, a meeting had reportedly been scheduled between The Elite and AEW officials, though precise details are currently unknown.
The Elite’s Backstage Drama In AEW
Reports emerged following All Out that The Elite, CM Punk, Ace Steel, and several others had been involved in a scuffle. This subsequently led to Punk and The Elite being removed as the World and World Trios Champions, respectively, with everyone involved being suspended. Only the backstage personnel have returned to work, bar Ace Steel who was let go.
Amongst other things, the scuffle is said to have seen Kenny Omega bitten by Ace Steel and Nick Jackson having a chair thrown at him. The aftermath of this has been seen in the vicious bite mark left on Omega’s skin.
The acclaimed trio hasn’t competed since All Out on September 4th, besting Adam Page, John Silver, and Alex Reynolds in the AEW World Trios Championships tournament finals. Omega had only just returned to AEW programming a few weeks prior after almost a year out on the injured shelf.