In the main event of AEW Double or Nothing 2022, CM Punk challenged Hangman Page for the AEW World Championship. This feud has been nothing short of personal between Punk and Page, and though the champion has expressed his desire to “protect” the company from his challenger, Punk simply wondered why Page was taking the matter so personally. Ultimately, the two met in the main event of arguably AEW’s biggest show of the year. The reigning champion put forth a valiant effort, but it was CM Punk that captured the AEW World Championship to close out Double or Nothing. The victory took place when Punk took advantage of the champion’s internal struggle close toward the end of the match, executing a GTS to win the match and the AEW World Championship.
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CM Punk Wins AEW World Title
What to Know Following Main Event Title Change
The AEW World Championship victory of CM Punk is notable for a number of reasons. First, it marks Punk’s first title victory in over a decade; his last title victory took place in November of 2011 when he captured the WWE Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series. From there, Punk held the title for a staggering 434 days, defending the gold against names including fellow AEW stars Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho. This victory also makes Punk the fifth man to hold the AEW World Championship behind Page, Kenny Omega, Jon Moxley, and Jericho.
Meanwhile, this loss saw Hangman Page hold the AEW world title for shy of 200 days. He originally won said title at last year’s Full Gear, unseating longtime rival Omega to win the strap. From there, Page defended the title as a fighting champion, taking on opponents of different skill sets ranging from Dante Martin to Adam Cole.
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