History has been made on the big stage. A title is one of the most recognizable things you will see on a wrestling show as you instantly get the idea of someone having a shiny championship. On top of that, a title changing hands can be a huge changing point for a promotion, especially if it is the company’s top championship. That was the case again this weekend.
CM Punk defeated Hangman Adam Page to win the AEW World Title in the main event of this weekend’s Double Or Nothing. Punk defeated Page to become the fifth champion in the company’s history, which also marked Punk’s first title in AEW. It is also Punk’s first championship of any kind since he left WWE in 2013. The loss ends Page’s reign at 197 days, the second shortest reign in history.
Opinion: This is the kind of thing that can change a company’s path forward, as Punk is one of the biggest stars that AEW has. He can be the new face of the company, assuming he wasn’t already, and that might make a big difference going forward. I’m curious to see what this means for Page though, as he could be in for quite the shakeup after losing the title he worked so hard to win.
What do you think of the title change? Who should be Punk’s first challenger? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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