As previously noted, it was said that “nobody knew” CM Punk would call out “Hangman” Adam Page for an AEW world title rematch during the August 17th 2022 edition of Dynamite. There is speculation that CM Punk calling out Page was a “receipt” for something Page said in a promo prior to the 2022 Double or Nothing PPV.
During an appearance on Busted Open Radio, AEW President Tony Khan commented on the situation…
“It’s unresolved anger, I think, from the world title match at Double or Nothing and we had not really tied up all those issues. CM Punk made one appearance to wrestle after Double or Nothing and it was immediately after that he got injured and was forced to step away. There was clearly some stuff that never got resolved at Double or Nothing. Then, immediately, jumped into somebody who has challenged him, in not a type of match we’ve ever had in AEW before. We’ve had interim championships established, but we’ve never had an Interim World Champion or an Undisputed World Championship match like this.” (quote courtesy of Fightful.com)
"This town ain't big enough for the two of us when it comes to Jon Moxley and CM Punk."
TONIGHT, the #AEW UNDISPUTED World Champion will be decided at #AEWDynamite: it's @JonMoxley vs. @CMPunk LIVE at 8pm ET/7pm CT & 8pm PT on TBS! pic.twitter.com/yF175a7PCY
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 24, 2022