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During a PWTorch.com VIP audio show, Wade Keller confirmed the reporting on the heat between CM Punk and Hangman Adam Page.

Keller said that Punk going into business for himself is accurate but there are people in AEW who believe that this situation could be turned into a storyline at some point. 

Keller said, "Somebody I talked to today [said] that the wrestlers in general do not feel like it is beyond Tony Khan and others to do another worked-shoot type thing. And he just said [that] he didn't think that was the case here." Keller continued, "But he said just keep that in the back of your mind that even if there is a beef, they might think, 'hey, let's amplify this. Let's turn this into a thing.' And so he was sort of like, let's see how things play out once we understand why the Punk-Moxley match was put on early, and all that. Let's see how this plays out because it might turn out like yeah, there was something there but then they extended and amplified it beyond the point of resolution because they thought it would be believable and create a buzz."

Keller also gave details on Punk's demeanor backstage at Dynamite. Fightful reported that there was talk about Punk possibly not showing up on the show. Punk's Dynamite segment wasn't advertised until just after 7 pm eastern.

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Keller said, "I can report that Tony Khan went into Punk's locker room and spent a decent amount of time with him one on one [Wednesday] afternoon. I can also report that Punk did not seem agitated or distracted or not his usual self right before Dynamite started. It didn't seem like anything was on his mind or that it was a stressful day or anything like that. He was totally going through the normal motions. So there's just a couple contextual things there."

Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that the catalyst for the backstage drama among some of the top guys is Colt Cabana being removed from Dark Order and almost being cut by the company before being moved to ROH. More here: Colt Cabana being pulled from AEW TV is a big reason for heat between CM Punk and Hangman Page

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