Update on Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks

Oct 26, 2022 - by Staff

AEW Executive Vice Presidents Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks are expected to return to work for the company soon.

The Bucks, Omega and CM Punk have been suspended following the backstage incident at AEW All Out in early September. Former AEW Producer Ace Steel was let go by the company last week for his role in the incident, and there’s been talk of a possible contract buy-out for Punk. Now a new report from Fightful Select notes that for the first time since the All Out incident, there is backstage talk of Omega and The Bucks coming back to work.

It was noted how the talk is that Omega and The Bucks are expected to come back to work soon, at the very least in a backstage capacity as they are still Executive Vice Presidents.

There’s no word on exactly when Omega and The Bucks will return to work, but one AEW source said it could happen imminently.

Since the incident happened in early September, the most movement in the All Out situation has happened over the last few weeks. A related meeting was reportedly scheduled for last week, but there’s no word yet on who was involved, or what was discussed.

4 Responses

  1. Jake Allen says:

    *slow clap* Beautiful. The one guy that gave you ratings, great promo’s, and an actual audience is tossed out the door while these three clowns are coming back to…. what do they do again? Oh that’s right – create zero-to-bad content.

  2. Stonz says:

    It just sounds like Punk is more of a cancer than a great talent. The guy is bad for morale because he runs his mouth too much and is too self-absorbed. If he could get past those things, it might be different. He rubs a lot of people the wrong way. The guy needs to quit believing his own hype and just help the newer guys and be more of a mentor instead of SEEMINGLY being in it for himself. That’s all that I gather from his actions in AEW.

  3. TrollBuster says:

    Oh, but EVPs who push themselves to top spots is okay?
    I’m not defending Punk, he’s a d!ck. I just think if Ace Steel gets fired and they wanna get rid of Punk, which is understandable, Khan should also get rid of Omega and the Young Bucks.
    Yeah, Punk threw the first punch, but he got provoked and I think we all know if Punk didn’t throw the first punch, Omega and the Bucks would have done it. Or they would have provoked him even more just to make him throw the first punch.

    Yeah I know… Punk ran his mouth at the press conference. But didn’t Khan sit right beside him? He should have stopped him. No matter if this was live or whatsoever. He’s the f’n boss and he didn’t have the balls to say “That’s enough!”?

    And then I remember when Jake Roberts said that things like that happened again and again back in his days…
    Rick Rude didn’t get fired for knocking out The Ultimate Warrior backstage when he was talking trash.
    Haku/Meng also didn’t get fired after the incident with Jimmy Jack Funk.

    On the other hand, these were different times…

    I still see more guilt on Punk’s hands. But Omega and the Bucks could have been the better men and don’t give a f–k about a trash talking has been who should retire.
    If Vince McMahon was their boss, he probably would have expected them to whoop Punk’s ass. Just as he did when Batista banged Melina when she still was John Morrisons girlfriend.
    Vince saw Morrison as a weakling because he didn’t confront Batista.
    But Tony Khan is no Vince McMahon. He might act like a stubborn child sometimes, especially when he and AEW get criticized, but I think he’s still sane enough to know it would be a bad idea letting the guys handle it themselves.

    Long story short: Khan should be consequent and fire them all.

  4. art123guy says:

    @TrollBuster–Or keep them all and have a year long feud between them that’ll draw better than anything they’re currently doing.

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