• Hangman Page Comments On Losing The AEW World Championship To CM Punk
In the main event of the AEW Double Or Nothing 2022 pay-per-view, CM Punk defeated Hangman Page to win the AEW World Championship.
Hangman wrote the following about his loss on Twitter:
“I’ve had a while to reflect on my time as AEW Champion now that it’s come to an end.
Thank you all, not for supporting me, but for supporting the vision.
It’s not about the gold or the glory, it’s about the common love and dignity with which we treat each other. Change the world.”
On the other hand, after the PPV went off the air, Punk cut a promo in the ring and said the following about his Title win:
“I couldn’t do anything in this world without the love and support of my beautiful wife, AJ Mendez. I get to wake up next to her every day, and she puts up with me being gone so I could entertain all of you.
I love her in a different way but I truly do love all of you. I wouldn’t be champion right now if it wasn’t for you. FTR wouldn’t be the best tag team in the world if it wasn’t for all of you.
And you all sacrificed a lot in your life, some of you flew here; I met a nice kid in the hotel today who flew all the way from England just to see me.
No matter what you hear, no matter what you read, I am grateful for each and every one of you, I love every single one of you, and I’m a champion once again in professional wrestling because of all of you!
Deserves has got nothing to do with it, I f**king earned this.
Everybody in the back, everybody behind the camera – whether they’re making money or spending money – they’re the reason I’m here. I appreciate every single one of you.
This sh*t is hard, but everything worth it in life is hard. Thank you, Las Vegas.
This is our first million-dollar house [gate], this is the biggest crowd we’ve ever had in an indoor arena, and I promise you ain’t seen nothing yet!
Thank you Las Vegas, let’s f**king go!”
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• Old School ECW Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School ECW Veteran Ian Rotten (Real name: John Williams) celebrates his 52nd birthday today.
He made a name for himself, teaming with his kayfabe/storyline brother Axl Rotten as a Tag Team called “The Bad Breed”.
The first teamed up for the Dallas, Texas based “Global Wrestling Federation” promotion during the early 90s, before they moved on to Extreme Championship Wrestling, were they eventually broke up in 1995 and had quite a few memorable matches against each other.
In 1996, Ian Rotten founded his own Indy promotion “IWA Mid-South”, which is still around to this day and he’s still the promoter.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY IAN ROTTEN!