Former AEW World Champion Adam Page is an AEW original, and according to a new report, is working toward a new contract with the company.
Not only was Page one of the first performers to become All Elite, he was one of those involved in announcing the new venture back in January of 2019. However, unlike Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, and Cody Rhodes, Page was not named an EVP of the company.
Still, he’s found great success as a top star in the promotion, forming one half of the first AEW World Championship match against Chris Jericho at the original Double or Nothing and finally winning the championship when he defeated Kenny Omega at Full Gear in 2021.
Now, according to a new report from Fightful Select, Page is in the midst of negotiating a new contract with All Elite Wrestling. The report states that the negotiations began fairly recently, though sources have not provided a timetable for when the talks are supposed to come to a resolution.
Continuing, the report states that Page has the same representation as the three members of The Elite, who also have yet to renew their contracts with the promotion.
News of this negotiation comes as CM Punk, who has real-life animosity toward Page, looks to make a return to the company. Punk defeated Page for the AEW World Championship at Double or Nothing in 2022.
Adam Page Clarified Recent Controversial Comments
When Page lost the AEW World Championship to CM Punk, he sparked controversy when he claimed that he “doesn’t take advice.” He conceded that while he might listen to what someone has to say, he doesn’t “listen very hard.” The comments drew the ire of many within the industry, including Jim Cornette, who was less than impressed with the statement.
In a recent Instagram story, Page attempted to clarify his comments, saying that he played a part in making the statement more controversial than necessary.
“The reports that I ‘don’t take advice’ have been greatly exaggerated, perhaps by no one more so than me. Advice and feedback, particularly from those who have come before, have always been and always will be welcomed and appreciate. My self-deprecating and dry insistence otherwise just comes from a place of being more personally interested in wrestling as an art than a sport. It would’ve been hollow for Picasso to try to paint a Mona Lisa.
I kinda thought I’d have been asked about it by now and could’ve clarified. I just wouldn’t want any of the older generation, especially those whose work with us is vital and unknown to fans, to feel that their wisdom is dismissed.
I am also still in search of the cheese puffs. Let me know if you find them. Thank you.”