CM Punk’s Dynamite Comments About Adam Page Unplanned

CM Punk speaking to crowd

A new report has claimed that nobody knew CM Punk was going to discuss Adam Page on Dynamite, with the promo coming across as “weird for everyone”.

A massive segment between Jon Moxley and CM Punk opened up the 17th August 2022 edition of AEW Dynamite, which ended with a massive brawl after Punk took shots at Moxley’s WWE past and Mox responded that Punk was only in AEW for the money.

Earlier in the promo, CM Punk issued a challenge to the man he beat for the AEW World Championship, ‘Hangman’ Adam Page, despite the former title holder not being in the building.

Branding him a coward, it is now being reported that Punk went off script with the comments, and that the comments stem from real life heat between the pair.

Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez noted that nobody was prepared for what came in the promo.

Dave Meltzer: If you’re wondering about the CM Punk thing at the start of the show with Adam Page, that was weird. For everyone. As in, nobody knew he was going to do that.

If you remember months ago when they were feuding and they said that there’s a lot of reality to it, well, there’s a lot of reality to it. I don’t know what the deal was, and nobody else does either.

Punk was supposed to go out there and talk about Moxley and build the match. And he did, after he talked about Adam Page…

With Punk and Moxley set to do battle on next Wednesday’s episode of Dynamite, it has been speculated by some that Punk could face Page at All Out in September. However, the Observer’s report notes this isn’t the case.

Bryan Alvarez: Well I should mention also since a lot of people have read the wrong thing into that. Whatever they’re gonna do next week with the title match, I saw a lot of people saying ‘Oh you know it’s probably gonna be Punk and Hangman at All Out because of Punk’s promo at the beginning of the show.’

Punk’s promo at the beginning of the show had absolutely zero, zilch, to do with whatever they’re gonna do at the pay-per-view. So don’t read into that, ‘Oh maybe they’re gonna do this or that,’ that was not supposed to happen. Punk went into business for himself and then moved on.

Which was bullsh*t actually because he called the guy out, and it was off script, so of course Hangman’s not gonna come out. Then Punk calls him a coward, like what?

Dave Meltzer went on to comment that Punk’s tirade towards Page may have come from something ‘Hangman’ said during their programme earlier this year.

With thanks to Inside The Ropes for the transcription.