Adam Page made a surprise appearance at a Wrestle Gate Pro event yesterday, answering an open challenge from his AEW Double or Nothing opponent, Open the Dream Gate Champion PAC. Page would be awarded the win via DQ, and PAC took him down with a chair in a post-match beatdown.
Afterward, PAC exclaimed that he wouldn’t be showing up at Double or Nothing next week. At first, it seemed like the two men were simply hyping up their upcoming bout. However, it was later revealed that the match was indeed canceled. Page will still wrestle at the event, though his opponent has yet to be determined.
According to the Wrestling Observer, there were creative differences between All Elite Wrestling, Dragon Gate, and PAC. Reportedly, PAC refuses to take any losses while holding the Open the Dream Gate Championship and believed that a loss to Page at Double or Nothing would harm the prestige of the title.
AEW didn’t have an issue with Page losing, but Dave Meltzer claimed that if PAC did win, the next logical opponent for him would be Kenny Omega, and they didn’t want to see the former IWGP Heavyweight Champion lose that early.