Hangman Adam Page was not welcome at AEW Collision.
The conflict between CM Punk and Adam Page is now well known in wrestling circles after Punk made their issues very public live on AEW television back in 2022. CM Punk was unhappy with a promo Page cut in the build-up to their match at Double Or Nothing that year and was even more unhappy that he caught an errant chop in the face from Page during that bout.
Now their issues have come to light once again as after Collision on the 12th of August, CM Punk lambasted Page to the live crowd. Punk referred to Page as a “peg-hanger” noting that the Hangman’s merchandise is the one left hanging in stores while his sells out.
Adam Page told to stay away from Collision
Dave Meltzer has now reported as part of the Wrestling Observer Daily Update that the Punk promo was not part of a storyline. Interestingly, it seems Adam Page was sent to Greensboro to record a pre-tape interview for Wednesday’s Dynamite but when he arrived in the city he was told that he could not do it in the Greensboro Coliseum where Collision was taking place.
Meltzer added that the clip of CM Punk running down Adam Page that did the rounds on social media cut off before Punk – who was being heavily booed for his assessment of Page – told the fans he loved them. It was also noted that Punk and The Young Bucks have an agreement to not say anything negative in public about the other but this courtesy clearly does not extend to Adam Page.
The actions of Punk have extended to the wider AEW locker room, with multiple people saying they are frustrated by all of this.