The Elite, CM Punk Pulled From AEW Full Gear Advertisements

AEW's deletion of Elite/CM Punk-related materials continues.

AEW FUll Gear deletions

The key parties in AEW's post-All Out 2022 brawl have been removed from advertisements for the company's upcoming events - including Full Gear 2022.

This was pointed out by Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online's Daily Update column. The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and CM Punk have been taken out of materials for shows they were previously being used to market, having featured prominently on the Full Gear graphic first shown at All Out (4 September).

Full Gear takes place in Newark, New Jersey's Prudential Center on Saturday 19 November.


Omega, the Bucks, and Punk reportedly brawled after Punk's incendiary comments at the All Out post-show press scrum, where The Elite, 'Hangman Adam Page, and Colt Cabana fell in his firing. While reports on how the brawl got started vary, all given accounts agree that Punk punched Matt Jackson at least once, while Kenny had his hair pulled and was bitten by producer Ace Steel.

All parties in the room, including Steel and the aforementioned wrestlers, are currently serving a suspension. AEW has commissioned an independent investigation into the matter.


As with The Elite and Punk being removed from Dynamite's opening video this week, the performers being removed from advertisements is likely part of their suspension. The promotion may not be in a position to guarantee that they'll be present on these upcoming shows.

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