AEW arguably has some of the best in-ring performers in the industry at the moment, and Tony Khan is no stranger to praising his talent. The AEW President recently claimed that The Elite and Death Triangle are two of the greatest trios in wrestling, and fans were livid.
Currently, The Elite and Death Triangle are embroiled in a heated Best of Seven Series, with the AEW Trios Champions having a 2-0 lead over Omega and The Bucks. Despite having rabid fans, many Twitter users have criticized The Elite for potentially running the exact match back seven times in order to eventually walk away with the Trios Championships.
In response to Tony Khan's statement, fans went up in arms, name-dropping legendary teams like The Fabulous Freebirds and The Hart Foundation as far better wrestling trios. Several users also mentioned The Shield, The Wyatt Family, and even The New Day as more recent teams who trump The Elite.
The Elite can't seem to catch a break with some fans online, but it doesn't seem like Tony Khan's statement did anything to solve the divide. Ever since the infamous "Brawl-Out," the fanbase has seemingly been divided between CM Punk, Omega, and The Bucks.
Conversely, The Elite's return match at Full-Gear was harshly slammed by a WWE veteran, who claimed the entire match was "unwatchable" and expressed how the Best of Seven Series will result in AEW's untimely end.
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A former WWE official believes that The Elite's antics on AEW Dynamite have shifted the focus away from their feud
During the second Best of Seven Series match, The Elite made numerous references and took jabs at CM Punk, so much so that some fans were in an uproar.
While those in support believe it will either result in Punk's return or simply that it's okay to gloat, former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas disagrees.
"What are people talking about after the match? Not what they're supposed to be talking about, which was Penta El Zero Miedo using the hammer for Death Triangle to go up two-nothing in their best-of-seven series. That's what people should be talking about! Not about all the haha and gaga that was going on taking the jabs at CM Punk." [H/T: Wrestling Inc.]
Unfortunately, Jimmy Korderas seems to be right, as AEW fans have been talking about CM Punk's potential return non-stop ever since Dynamite.
Until Tony Khan makes an announcement regarding Punk's status with the promotion, the Brawl Out might just overshadow anything The Elite does from here on out.