AEW presented All Out in Chicago, but the action didn’t stop when the pay-per-view shut off. The media scrum was also full of excitement.

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During the media scrum following All Out, CM Punk started things off with a bang. The AEW World Champion was asked about his shoot promo on Hangman Page, and he really addressed the entire situation that Page dug up about Colt Cabana. The Young Bucks also took fire, because they reportedly stood up for Colt Cabana backstage.

I haven’t had anything to do with Scott Colton for a decade, probably didn’t want anything to do with him for even longer than that. It’s f*cking unfortunate that I have to come up here and speak on this one on my time, and this is a f*cking business. Why I’m a grown ass adult man and I decide not to be friends with somebody is nobody else’s f*cking business, but my friends if I fall backwards will catch me. Scott Colton, I believe, never would have.


My problem was I wanted to bring a guy to the top that did not want to see me at the top. You can call it jealousy, you can call it envy, whatever the f*ck it is. A relationship with Scott Colton ended long before I paid all of his bills. I have every receipt. I have every invoice. I have every email. I have an email where he said, and I quote, ‘I agree to go our separate ways. I will get my own lawyer, you do not have to pay anymore.’ That’s an email I have.

The only reason the public did not see [that email] is when I had to counter-sue him for discovery, we discovered that he shared a bank account with his mother — that’s a fact. As soon as we sent a subpoena to old Marsha, he sent an email asking, ‘oh, can we please drop all this?’

Now, it’s 2022. I haven’t been friends with this guy since late 2013/2014 and the fact that I have to sit up here, and we have irresponsible people who call themselves EVPs who couldn’t manage a target, and they spread lies and bullsh*t, and they say that I got him fired when I want f*ck all to do with him.

I want nothing to do with him. I don’t care where he works. I don’t care where he doesn’t work. Where he eats, where he sleeps and the fact that I have to get up here and do this in 2022 is f*cking embarrassing and y’all are at fault, then f*ck you. If you’re not, then I apologize.

But, what did I ever do in this world to deserve an empty-headed dumb f*ck like Hangman Adam Page to go out on national television and go into business for himself. For what? What did I ever do? Didn’t do a goddamn thing.

CM Punk made it clear that they are “far beyond apologies.” He gave Hangman a chance, and he handled things after Page “jeopardized this company’s first million-dollar house.” Punk also admitted that it was not ideal to “lower” himself to Hangman’s level.

Punk wasn’t done there. Later on, he said that Colt Cabana was offered money to let their issues go, but he carried on with the lawsuit. Then CM Punk brought up Hangman Page’s comments once again.

I’ll tell you what I am upset about it. If you’re an EVP you don’t try to belittle your top babyface to try to get your niche audience that’s on the internet to hate him for some made-up bullsh*t rumor. Really pissed me off. Stepping on your own dick. Trying to make money, sell tickets, fill arenas and these stupid guys think they’re in Reseda.

If seems the heat between Adam Page and CM Punk is very real. Only time will tell if that match ever gets booked, especially with MJF returning at All Out and jumping to the head of the line.

Transcription by Ringside News

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