Amidst the various controversies surrounding CM Punk, Jim Cornette has discussed whether the AEW World Champion would feel safe stepping foot in the ring with ‘Hangman’ Adam Page.
It would seem that a promo from Adam Page in the build-up to his title defense against CM Punk at Double Or Nothing back in May has now spiralled to cause recent major issues, including Punk going off-script to call out Page on Dynamite whilst knowing he wasn’t there to respond.
In a discussion on his Experience podcast, Jim Cornette has discussed the situation between the two and compared it to how wrestlers of different generations may have dealt with it.
Here’s another thing and it was an awkward position because that’s where Punk had to win the belt from Page, right? But here’s the thing if you look back at the old days since Punk has somewhat of an old school mindset if that had been 20 or 30 years earlier with a Harley Race For example, and a guy goes into business for himself on live TV, tries to bury Harley Race on a promo, then Harley Race may have walked back and asked Tony Khan ‘well who am I wrestling and the main event on your million dollar house now?’
Just like Steve Austin called Vince McMahon up that time about Marc Mero after he [Mero] got powerbombed by Sable, that’s what he’s talking about jeopardy. because if the guy double crosses Punk on a promo on live TV who says he’s not going to double cross him when he is f*cking lay in there and the jackoff is gonna come off the top rope? So and then what’s Punk gonna have to do? He’s gonna have to f*cking defend himself.
Again, with Page yes, he’s a fine-looking young athlete. But since he’s a goddamn obviously a mealy-mouthed little f*cking butt muncher that has an empty head that has to you know, do sh*t like that instead of coming up and getting the guy’s face. So I think I’d still bet on Punk against Page but that would mean that Punk would have had to f*cking take him down and apply some of that UFC training in the middle of a live pay-per-view, and who wants that?
With thanks to Inside The Ropes for the transcription.