Pac is not working for AEW right now, but that doesn’t mean he’s not under contract. This is a very interesting and potentially confusing situation, to say the least.
Dave Meltzer explained on Wrestling Observer Radio that pulling Pac from Double Or Nothing wasn’t about Pac not doing a job for Adam Page because Pac was going to defeat Page. The deal was about where they will be going from that point on.
Pac was going to beat Hangman because it was going to set up a program with Kenny Omega. Therefore, since they couldn’t agree on a future storyline then the entire angle was canceled.
“When he wouldn’t lose to Kenny Omega I think the mentality was — and again this was months down the line when this was gonna happen. People are going ‘how can they let this go until the last week,’ well they were booking months down the line.”
“They didn’t want to beat Adam Page unless it meant something. If not, then there’s no point to the win. Yeah you could get through the show and I will say again, every other promotion would have done it differently, they would have just done a DQ or a draw, they probably wouldn’t have done a draw. There’s a reason why they couldn’t do a draw which had to do with timing of the show and things like that.”
Now AEW is going back to the drawing board so they can come up with another creative direction for Pac, Hangman Page, and Kenny Omega. We will have to see what they come up with, but the important takeaway from this situation could be that at least they are attempting to book somewhat long-term.
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