The wrestling world was shocked last week when the PAC vs. Hangman Page match that was scheduled for Double or Nothing actually took place in the main event of a WrestleGate show in Nottingham, England. AEW released the full match to their YouTube channel this week.
After PAC lost the bout by DQ, the former Cruiserweight Champion brutally assaulted his opponent and then shockingly claimed he would not be at Double or Nothing as he had quit AEW. It was later reported that this is due to creative disagreements between the new company and PAC. It was believed that Page would have a new opponent for the big show, but it was revealed earlier this week that he is injured and won’t be wrestling in Vegas.
Speaking on their Q&A show at Conrad Thompson’s Starrcast II convention, Cody and the Young Bucks discussed a variety of topics, including PAC’s status with All Elite Wrestling. When asked if the talented British performer was actually done with the promotion, Cody had the following to say:
“Instead of not giving (the fans) anything, we wanted you to at least have the match and that’s why we put it out for free. I wouldn’t say that Pac is out of AEW, by any means. I also wouldn’t put any heavy stock into the amount of speculation that was around the whole thing. Our media is unregulated, so they can just say anything. It’s ongoing, we want it to work out.
Cody suggested PAC is not done with AEW, and referenced their plans to have a pay-per-view event in the UK, saying that is something they would want the former WWE superstar to be involved with:
“We mentioned the UK pay-per-view and we want Pac in AEW. I wouldn’t put stock into what you heard.”
Nick Jackson then concluded the discussion by saying that he and others within the company are hopeful that PAC will be wrestling with AEW full-time in the near future:
“We’re close to him. We’re still talking to with him and hopefully, everything works out and he’s wrestling full-time for us.”
Thanks to NoDQ for the transcription.