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CM Punk Didn’t Want To Be The AEW World Champion

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• CM Punk Didn’t Want To Be The AEW World Champion

During an episode of his FTR podcast, AEW wrestler Dax Harwood talked about former 2-time AEW World Champion CM Punk, Punk’s issue with “Hangman” Adam Page, the backstage fight at the All Out 2022 pay-per-view & more.

Below are the highlights:

CM Punk having an issue with Hangman Adam Page’s promo about him:

“After the promo segment, I went to Punk and I said, ‘that was really good, that was a great segment.’ They got the fans to react. It’s hard sometimes to get the fans to react to a babyface-babyface match.

I thought it was a great segment. He was like, ‘Ahhh, I’m kind of feeling a certain way about it.’ I had no inkling that anything went wrong or went sideways or anything like that.”

If Adam Page is the kind of guy to go into business for himself:

“To be honest, I don’t really know Adam Page very well, we worked together once on the North Carolina indies. I don’t know him very well, but I don’t think so and I didn’t think so. I didn’t have that notion of him.

He’s a family man, he loves his wife, he just had a newborn, he’s always pleasant and polite to me. We always talked and get along. Even after the disagreements we’ve had with The Young Bucks, he and I have always talked and got along great.”

If Punk started becoming bitter heading into All Out 2022, Punk not wanting to be the AEW World Champion:

“No, not at all. Punk was still so joyous and happy to be in the wrestling business. To be honest, he told me, when they were going to put the belt on him, that he didn’t want the belt.

He said, ‘I just want to have fun,’ but he understood that Tony (Khan) putting the belt on him would put AEW in a better light. He took it, begrudgingly a little bit, but he took the belt.

At the time, he was taking me, Cash, [MJF], Wardlow, Hobbs, I’m missing so many guys, he was taking us out to eat, always paying for it. He bought all the girls in the locker room Starbucks gift cards and had one of the girls hand them out, anonymously, and didn’t say who they were from, but it was from him, just because he loved the atmosphere and loved being there.

He also loved the work the girls were putting in. He thought they were busting their a$$ to try and get the attention that WWE’s women’s division was getting.”

Speaking with Punk immediately after the backstage fight at All Out 2022:

“All the boys in the locker room were drinking and having a good time, and we were hugging, I have picture of me and Jay Lethal on the ground together just laughing our a$$ off. I had my wife and daughter there, Cash had his girlfriend. It was such a great time.

After our match was over, I shower up, we had a couple of drinks with the guys real quick, grab my girls, and head back to the hotel. I was laying in bed and I got a text from one of the wrestlers that said, ‘is this sh*t true?’ I had no idea what he was talking about.

Right after that, I got a call from my buddy CM Punk and he told me what happened. I said, ‘You’re lying to me, dude. There is no way that happened.’ He was covered in blood from the match. He FaceTimed me, it was that night.

He said, ‘I want to let you know, you’re going to hear some things. I want you to hear it from me. This is what happened.’ I said, ‘Dude, are you okay? Do you need anything? I’ll come right now to help you out, get you cleaned.’ ‘No, no, everything is fine, it’s died down, we’re good.’ That’s when I first heard about it.”

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 27, 1986) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling

On this day in 1986, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania III’ PPV.

Here is the card:

Randy Savage vs. Nick Kiniski

Dino Bravo & Dream Team vs. Hillbilly Jim & Pedro Morales & Tito Santana

Adrian Adonis vs. David Gold

American Express vs. Moondog Spot & Tim Patterson

King Harley Race vs. Sivi Afi

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