CM Punk is known for his outspoken and controversial promos, but he may have crossed the line last night after AEW Collision went off the air. Punk cut a promo on Hangman Adam Page, who was not present at the show.
CM Punk mocked Page’s popularity, merchandise sales, and action figures, implying that he was not a worthy champion or a draw for the company. You can watch the promo here.
CM Punk said he “Pops ratings” yet Collision barely cracked 400k viewers last week 💀 pic.twitter.com/QnHCT4StgQ
— Vick (@Vick_8122) August 13, 2023
However, according to Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline via WrestlePurists, Punk’s promo was not part of any storyline or angle. Meltzer reported that Hangman Page was supposed to do a pre-taped interview backstage for Wednesday’s Dynamite, but he was told to stay away from the venue and do it elsewhere.
Meltzer also revealed that Punk and The Young Bucks have an agreement not to publicly bash each other, but that agreement does not extend to Hangman Page.
CM Punk’s off-screen promo on Adam Page was not storyline or anything like that. H/T WrestlePurists
This means that Punk’s promo was a shoot, or a genuine expression of his feelings, and not a work, or a scripted part of the show. This raises the question of why Punk would go after Page in such a harsh way, especially after he was suspended last year for getting into a backstage altercation with The Elite after All Out.
Is Punk trying to start a feud with Page, or is he just venting his frustration? And how will Page respond to Punk’s insults?
What are your thoughts on CM Punk’s promo on Hangman Page? Should Punk stop commenting on Page after the issues he created last year, or is it all part of a storyline? Let us know in the comments below!