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All Elite Wrestling crowned a new World Heavyweight Champion at “All Out” in Chicago, with CM Punk becoming the second two-time champion in company history after defeating Jon Moxley in the show’s main event. However, the title was not the most talked about thing coming out of the pay-per-view, nor was the long-awaited return of MJF after the match.

All anyone is talking about is what Punk had to say during the “AEW All Out” post-show media scrum, where he verbally attacked “Hangman” Page, The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and Scott Colton aka Colt Cabana. Punk detailed his level of disdain for something The Elite allegedly said during an episode of “Being The Elite,” suggesting the reason he’s been getting such mixed reactions is because of their constant campaign to defend Cabana on their show.

“If you’re an EVP, you don’t try to middle your top babyface, trying to get your niche audience that’s on the internet to hate him for some made-up bullshit rumor,” Punk said. “Really pisses me off, stepping on your own dick trying to make money, sell tickets and fill arenas and these stupid guys think they are in Reseda [reference to PWG].”

Not only did Punk bury the group for comments they made in the past toward him, but “The Best in the World” also heavily criticized Page for comments he made during an interview he had at GalaxyCon, in which he stated that he doesn’t “take advice.”

“We have a locker room full of pretty brilliant minds, Jerry Lynn, Dean Malenko, Mark Henry,” Punk said. “When I came back [from the foot injury] and cut my second promo here, I thought it was pretty decent. Blurred the lines a little bit, crazy Phil, he’s going into business for himself, and really I was just defending myself. You mix that in with attacking Moxley and you mention Kingston being the second-best Kingston which is a pretty great line.

“Our locker room, for all the wisdom and brilliance it has, isn’t worth shit when you have an empty-headed idiot who’s never done anything in the business and does public interviews and says, ‘Nah, I don’t really take advice.’ Who the fuck do you think you are? Yanno? That’s stupid. I’m on a team with Barry Bonds, Mark Maguire, and Sammy Sosa and I don’t need to work on my swing, I’m not going to listen to these guys when they tell me how to swing a baseball. Fucking go fuck yourself. That’s how I feel about it. I dare you to say that to Terry Funk’s face. Fucking grow up.”

With last night’s AEW Dynamite seeing Hiroshi Tanahashi confront AEW World Champion CM Punk – seemingly setting up the two to do battle at this month’s Forbidden Door – there’s now an update on who IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada will be facing at this huge crossover PPV.

As per Dave Meltzer on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, the tentative plan is for Okada to defend New Japan Pro Wrestling’s top prize against ‘Hangman’ Adam Page at Forbidden Door.

While Page wasn’t featured on Dynamite this week, it was announced that Hangman will be going up against NJPW’s David Finlay on next week’s outing for AEW’s Wednesday night flagship. Of course, the Cowboy is coming off the back of losing the AEW World Title to CM Punk at Double or Nothing.

In terms of Okada vs. Page, the pair have only ever wrestled once before, with the Rainmaker picking up a win over Hangman during the 2018 G1 Climax. Obviously plans can change across the next few weeks, but right now the plan is for the former AEW World Champion to step up and challenge for the IWGP Heavyweight Title.

Emanating from Chicago’s United Center, AEW X NJPW Forbidden Door will take place on Sunday 26 June.

CM Punk is the new AEW World Champion, having defeated ‘Hangman’ Adam Page at Double Or Nothing 2022 tonight.

A stiff, gritty bout played out in the main event of a long, 13-match show, with hard shots thrown in both directions. The atmosphere was unique, too, with loyalties split and the Las Vegas more interested in jeering the person they didn’t want to win than rooting for whoever they were supporting. That they were so energised and engaging more than four hours into the pay-per-view eased many a pre-show concern.

Page hesitating on hitting Punk with the World Title belt ultimately cost him. Losing himself for a few fatal seconds, he dropped the strap, hit the outside for a Buckshot Lariat, but leapt into a Go To Sleep. That was enough for the three-count – and for CM Punk to leave Double Or Nothing as the fifth AEW World Champion.

Hangman’s World Title reign ended on 197 days, encompassing six successful defences against the likes of Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole. Punk, meanwhile, is a World Champion for the first time since dropping the WWE Heavyweight Title to The Rock in January 2013.

The new World Champion closed the show in tears, celebrating with his new prize.

Fans don’t have to speculate or wait any longer for the official word: CM Punk will challenge Hangman Adam Page for the AEW World Championship.

The announcement came after the opening match on AEW Dynamite Wednesday night, where Punk was the guest commentator. Dax Harwood defeated FTR teammate Cash Wheeler in a fantastic Owen Hart Foundation Tournament qualifier match, but immediately afterwards, a graphic popped up onscreen making it official that Page will defend his title against #1 ranked Punk at Double or Nothing next month.

The two had a staredown last week on Dynamite after Punk defeated Dustin Rhodes and made the “I want the belt” gesture on the ramp, drawing Hangman out.

Wednesday, the Second City Savior wasted little time in walking down to ringside after the opening bout to talk about how he didn’t know when he came back if he still had it, but he’s proven now that he’s still got it, and that all the matches he’s had to this point were just warmups for this bout, a world title match.

Page was unable to rebut in person because he has tested positive for COVID and was not at the show. However, there is still a full month to build this to a fever pitch, so here’s hoping Hangman gets well soon and returns as quickly as possible.

Hangman has held the AEW world title since November and had six title defenses to date, toppling the likes of Bryan Danielson, Adam Cole and Lance Archer. Punk has been on a tear in 2022, only losing one match to MJF, which he later avenged.

As noted, WWE Hall of Famer Kane (Glenn Jacobs) received a lot of social media backlash Sunday for his controversial take on the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Speaking on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent actions, Kane would remind “the radical Left” that weakness is not a virtue.

“If you on the Left and are shocked by Putin’s aggression, wake up, Sunshine,” Kane wrote. “Historically in the real world, might makes right. Weakness (which is really what the Left is all about) is not a virtue. It’s a fatal character flaw. (And, no, the US should still not get involved).”

Kane added, “I highly doubt Putin cares a whit about toxic masculinity, the Cancel Culture Mutawa, or any of the other things the radical Left stands for.”

AEW World Champion Hangman Page has ripped Kane’s take on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As seen below, Page would respond to Kane’s tweet with a video montage of The Big Red Machine taking “10 Ruthless Chairshots To The Head.” Page would also share links to UNICEF’s “Support Children of Ukraine” and “Ukraine Crisis Relief” fundraisers.

Some of the biggest names in All Elite Wrestling may still be working on contracts that expire on 31 December 2021.

Dave Meltzer writes in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter that several wrestlers recruited during AEW’s first round of signings inked three-year contracts, though Tony Khan has the option of triggering an additional two years on top. This was the case with The Young Bucks’ recent contract extensions.

Amongst the wrestlers who fall into this category are Kenny Omega, Cody Rhodes, Brandi Rhodes, ‘Hangman’ Adam Page, and Chris Jericho.

While Meltzer expects that every one of those names will be renewed, he is currently unable to confirm further details beyond the fact that several wrestlers in the original group of signings have, indeed, re-upped.

All of the names listed above occupy positions of prominence within the promotion. Omega and Cody are both pushed to main-event level, combining onscreen work with their roles as Executive Vice President positions, while Brandi balances her Chief Brand Officer duties with sporadic televised appearances. Jericho remains among the most visible wrestlers on Dynamite and Rampage, while Page has been World Champion since defeating Omega at Full Gear 2021.

‘Hangman’ Adam Page is your new AEW World Champion.

In a 25-minute barnburner of a main event, Page toppled Kenny Omega to take home the company’s biggest prize at AEW Full Gear 2021.

After receiving a nod of approval from Matt Jackson – The Young Bucks having made their way to ringside by this point in the bout – Hangman hit a second Buckshot Lariat on Kenny to score the 1-2-3. Post-match, Page opted to discard a beer in favour of sharing a group hug with his Dark Order buddies as AEW pulled the trigger on a story two years in the making.

Elsewhere at Full Gear, Dr. Britt Baker, DMD and The Lucha Bros. were both successful in retaining their respective AEW Women’s Championship and AEW Tag Team Titles; Baker besting Tay Conti, and Penta and Fenix defeating FTR.

Full Gear started off hot with MJF nailing Darby Allin with a Dynamite Diamond ring shot to pick up the cheap victory, before we later got Bryan Danielson getting the W over Miro to earn himself a shot at the AEW World Title. Following that contest, Christian Cage and Jurassic Express got the better of The Superkliq, Cody Rhodes and PAC beat Andrade and Malakai Black, CM Punk was just about able to put Eddie Kingston down in a brutal war, and The Inner Circle beat American Top Team.

In one other major talking point, Full Gear also saw an appearance from former ROH World Champion Jay Lethal, who announced he’d signed with Tony Khan’s promotion – and will face Sammy Guevara for the TNT Title on this week’s AEW Dynamite.

While many a wrestling fan has been hoping to see it, Tony Khan has now confirmed that ‘Hangman’ Adam Page will be challenging for Kenny Omega’s AEW World Championship at next month’s Full Gear PPV.

Khan made this announcement during an appearance on the My Mom’s Basement podcast, with him discussing this year’s upcoming Eliminator Tournament. Of course, last year saw Omega defeat Page in the Eliminator Tournament final and earn a shot at the AEW World Title then held by Jon Moxley.

“Last year it [the Eliminator Tournament] culminated in Kenny vs. Hangman, which is very fitting because now, as we go into Full Gear, this year we’re back and now Kenny is the World Champion and he’s facing Hangman.”

Having taken a couple of months away from AEW programming to welcome his first child into the world, Hangman Page returned on last Wednesday’s Dynamite as the victorious Joker in the Casino Ladder Match.

That win means that Page has a guaranteed shot at the AEW World Championship, but it remained to seen just when exactly the former AEW Tag Team Champ would opt to take that shot. As per these recent Tony Khan comments, it seems that, as many had speculated, Page will be going up against the Best Bout Machine at this year’s Full Gear PPV.

Emanating from Minneapolis’ Target Center, AEW Full Gear 2021 takes place on Saturday 13 November.

Hangman Page returned to AEW television last night, finally punching his ticket for an AEW World Title shot in the process.

Page was the mystery Joker in Dynamite’s Casino Ladder Match. Jon Moxley, Lance Archer, Matt Hardy, Orange Cassidy, PAC, and Andrade El Idolo had already entered as the first six competitors, battling as a poker chip guaranteeing title contendership hung over the ring. Hangman came out last, drawing an immense response from the Philadelphia crowd, and proceeded to take the win after cleaning house.

The audience’s gratification was delayed just long enough for the win to resonate as strongly as possible, with Page knocking Moxley from the top of the ladder before scoring the chip. Now, finally, he has a guaranteed shot at Kenny Omega’s World Title.

Page had been away from AEW television since 4 August. Originally pegged to face Omega at All Out on 5 September, the 30-year-old took time off ahead of the birth of his first child, having missed out on the opportunity to challenge in Chicago after he and The Dark Order lost a 10-man contendership tag match one week prior to Page’s write-off.

Hangman fought Chris Jericho in AEW’s first ever World Title match, falling to the veteran at All Out 2019.

While it has recently been reported that ‘Hangman’ Adam Page will definitely not be challenging Kenny Omega for the AEW World Championship at next month’s All Out PPV, it now looks as if Page is completely out of that 5 September show entirely.

Speaking on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer claims that Hangman won’t be competing at all at All Out.

Meltzer told co-host Bryan Alvarez how Page won’t be wrestling in any match at All Out, although there was no reason given as to why AEW will be keeping one of its hottest stars – arguably the hottest star right now – off such a major show.

One has to think that Hangman maybe has some sort of injury or niggle, but that’s purely speculation on your writer’s part here due to how it seems impossible to think there’s not a spot for the one-time AEW Tag Team Champion somewhere on the All Out card – even if that isn’t battling Omega for AEW’s biggest prize.

In terms of who might face the Best Bout Machine for the AEW World Championship at All Out, Meltzer believes it will be Christian Cage who steps up to challenge Omega.