The Elite's AEW Return Date Finally Confirmed?

Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks' AEW returns signposted in Dynamite vignette?

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The Elite's AEW return may have been revealed on last night's episode of Dynamite, which pointed towards Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks' return to the company at Full Gear 2022.

This was the second video building The Elite's hotly-anticipated comeback up in three weeks. Running 48 seconds long, it was built on the concept of time, with clocks ticking and pendulums swinging. Kenny and the Bucks were shown progressing through their careers in a series of stills. The Young Bucks' invasion of WWE Raw, Being The Elite, AEW's launch, and family photographs were featured before the clock finally stopped ticking.

Full Gear's imagery and motifs were used throughout, suggesting the trio could return for the 19 November pay-per-view.


AEW is yet to announce anything to that effect. Kenny and the Bucks have been linked to a Trios Championship match with Death Triangle, having been forced to vacate the belts following their role in AEW's post-All Out 2022 brawl.


Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks Finally Returning To AEW?

The Elite have been on the shelf since fighting with CM Punk and Ace Steel after All Out on 4 September. Ignited by Punk's incendiary comments at the post-PPV press scrum, Kenny and the Bucks approached the two-time AEW World Champion and Steel in their locker room. This is when the fight broke out.

All involved parties were served indefinite suspensions in the aftermath. Steel, who is alleged to have bitten Omega and pulled his hair, has since been released from his role as an AEW producer. Punk and AEW are believed to be negotiating a contract buyout, while The Elite now seem to be on their way back.


Kenny and the Jackson brothers were crowned AEW's first Trios World Champions by defeating 'Hangman' Adam Page and The Dark Order at Full Gear. Company founder and CEO Tony Khan stripped them of their belts afterwards. Punk was also made to drop the World Title, though this would have been necessitated by injury anyway.

Full Gear 2022 takes place in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday 19 November.

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