CM Punk may have become AEW World Champion once again at All Out but a bigger fight was brewing backstage as launched into a verbal attack on Adam Page.
The issues between Punk and Page came to light during CM Punk’s return to AEW in August after months out of action with a foot injury.
In apparently unscripted comments, CM Punk took to the ring and challenged Adam Page to a rematch for the AEW World Championship but as Page was unscheduled to appear at that time, he didn’t and Punk’s words hung heavy.
Now following All Out where Punk defeated Jon Moxley in the main event to become the two-time AEW World Heavyweight Champion, the Chicago-native has addressed the source of his unhappiness at Page in the post-show media scrum, pointing to a promo Adam Page in the run-up to their title match at Double Or Nothing that Punk was unhappy with:
“What did I ever do in this world to deserve an empty-headed f*cking dumb f*ck like Hangman Adam Page to go out on national television and f*cking go into business for himself? For what? What did I do? What did I ever do? Didn’t do a goddamn thing.”
As far as Punk’s future in the ring is concerned, it looks like he will have to contend once again with his old nemesis MJF, who made his shock return to AEW at All Out.