Contrary to previous reports, CM Punk reportedly had no part in Adam Page’s Dynamite promo being filmed apart from AEW Collision.
The August 12th edition of AEW Collision is being heavily discussed, but not for the action that aired on television. Instead, fans are once again looking to behind-the-scenes tension within the company.
After the show went off the air, CM Punk cut a scathing promo on Adam Page, calling him a “peg-warmer” as he said Page doesn’t move merchandise while Punk’s own merch flies off the shelves. Punk reportedly felt bad about how the promo came across and even sent an apology text to Page, but the promo reignited flames of the longstanding tension between the two men.
Later, it was reported that Page had been refused entry to the building despite being booked to film a pre-taped promo for the upcoming edition of AEW Dynamite. However, according to a new report from Mike Johnson of PWInsider, those reports were greatly exaggerated.
Was Adam Page Barred From AEW Collision?
According to PWInsider’s sources, Page was never “removed” from the AEW Collision taping on August 12th. Johnson writes:
“It was simply a case of the location of the promo being moved to a different place, which had zero to do with CM Punk. The belief is that the Punk promo after the show bled into the promo being moved by those looking to knock Punk. As we noted yesterday, Page lives in the Greensboro area, which is why the promo was going to be filmed that day. It was not a case of the company sending him on the road and then sending him home.”
PWInsider also confirms reports that Punk sent an apology text to Page following the post-Collision promo, though there is no confirmation that any conversation between the two sides took place after Punk sent the text.