After tonight’s AEW Collision event, CM Punk and FTR spoke to the audience and Punk directed his focus towards Hangman Adam Page.
Punk said that he had come to realize the reason behind the “Hangman” nickname – because the Hangman toys don’t sell.
“Earlier today, I went to a local supermarket and I figured out what they call him Hangman. It’s because the pegs in the toy aisle are full of Hangman action figures because no one wants to buy them. He’s a peg warmer unlike me who moves merchandise and pops ratings and sells toys. Everyone in AEW says ‘I’m the heart, I’m the soul, I’m the spirit.”
The rift between Punk and The Elite emerged in the early months of last year when Hangman said he didn’t want Punk to be part of the company anymore because he thought Punk was causing trouble in the locker room. This caused tension, and that tension continued into their match at Double Or Nothing. Punk thought that Hangman might have hit him too hard with a clothesline, which made things even more tense between them.
— Bryan Andino (@B_Andino) August 13, 2023