CM Punk debuted last year at AEW Rampage: The First Dance and instantly became one of their top stars. He worked with several top stars since then, especially against Adam Page. Tony Khan also commented on Punk’s latest controversy, and he had an interesting explanation.
The Second City Saint kicked off AEW Dynamite last week with a promo. He called out Adam Page and offered a rematch to him for the title. However, Page never showed up, and CM Punk said that Hangman is more about “coward sh*t” than “cowboy sh*t.”
CM Punk’s promo on Adam Page was not part of the plans and was a shoot. In fact, Punk even got heat on himself due to the promo. While speaking on Busted Open Radio, Tony Khan commented on Punk’s promo. He stated that it was unresolved anger from Doube Or Nothing.
It’s unresolved anger, I think, from the world title match at Double or Nothing and we had not really tied up all those issues. CM Punk made one appearance to wrestle after Double or Nothing and it was immediately after that he got injured and was forced to step away. There was clearly some stuff that never got resolved at Double or Nothing. Then, immediately, jumped into somebody who has challenged him, in not a type of match we’ve ever had in AEW before. We’ve had interim championships established, but we’ve never had an Interim World Champion or an Undisputed World Championship match like this.”
CM Punk’s promo on Adam Page was also a receipt for what Page had said about him months prior. We will have to wait and see if the two will resolve their issues. If anything, another backstage controversy in AEW might just generate much-needed interest.
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