UPDATE: It has now emerged that CM Punk reportedly “angrily and aggressively” confronted an AEW star backstage – click here for more.
In addition to Hangman Page being told to stay away from AEW Collision, there was another AEW talent sent home from the show as well.
As we’ve already covered, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reported that Page – whose issues with Punk have been well documented – was brought into Greensboro to pre-tape a promo for this coming week’s Dynamite, but when he got there, he was told he couldn’t do it at the actual venue of Collision and would have to do it elsewhere.
After Collision went off the air, CM Punk cut a promo on Page in the ring that was unplanned and not part of any storyline or anything like that, it was just another example of Punk taking shots at Page after their previous issues.
Those issues of course started with Page referencing backstage issues involving Punk during a promo before their Double Or Nothing match last year, without Punk’s knowledge or approval beforehand.
There was a similar situation with Ryan Nemeth, who has wrestled for AEW regularly on its Dark shows for a couple of years, and is the real-life brother of Dolph Ziggler.
Nemeth arrive at the Collision taping last night, but according to Fightful Select, when he got there, he was told by a coach that he wasn’t needed and a flight had been booked for him to travel back home.
According to Fightful, Nemeth was “confronted” by CM Punk shortly after Punk returned a couple of months ago.
Punk’s issue was that Nemeth had tweeted “Literally the softest man alive” after Punk’s promo on the debut episode of Collision, during which he took some shots at the Young Bucks.
As well as being used regularly on AEW Dark while it was still going, Nemeth has been a regular on the Bucks’ YouTube show Being The Elite.
As for the aforementioned ‘confrontation’, it was said that it “didn’t end in anything physical”.
Nemeth’s most recent AEW-affiliated match was a loss in ROH taped on May 7 when he and Peter Avalon were beaten by the Iron Savages.
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