The scheduled match between "Hangman" Adam Page and PAC (formerly Neville of WWE) at AEW Double Or Nothing one week from tonight has reportedly been cancelled.
The report from F4WOnline notes that the match was called off due to "creative differences." The match is still listed on the AEW website, though sources have confirmed the match is indeed off.
PAC won the Open The Dream Gate title while in Dragon Gate and has been dead-set on staying undefeated right now. This tells us that the likely plan was for him to lose to Page and he objected to those plans.
Interestingly, the two did have a match at the Wrestle Gate Pro event in Nottingham, England today. Page made a surprise appearance at the show and that evolved into a match. Page was victorious via DQ. Apparently Page willingly flew to England to do the match after it became known that PAC was pulling out of the Double Or Nothing event.
Wait! PAC says he isn't going to #DoubleOrNothing and he isn't going to @AEWrestling !!!!!@theAdamPage @BASTARDPAC @MattJackson13 @NickJacksonYB @CodyRhodes @TheBrandiRhodes @IAmJericho @WONF4W @ryansatin @WrestleGatePro #LionsSpirit pic.twitter.com/mQGmugZjPU— Wrestle Thoughts Podcast (@wtpoduk) May 18, 2019
The F4WOnline report notes that AEW will release today's match from England sometime next week, for free, so that fans are still able to see the two wrestle, since this was a match that had been advertised for months. In fact, at the Double Or Nothing press conference in Las Vegas, PAC and Page were given a featured spot to promote the bout.
Page is still expected to wrestle at Double Or Nothing, likely against a surprise opponent that won't be revealed until the night of the show.
The updated card for AEW Double Or Nothing is as follows:
- Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho
- AAA World Tag Team Championship
The Young Bucks (c) vs. Pentagon Jr. and Fenix
- Cody vs. Dustin Rhodes
- Adam Page vs. TBA
- SCU (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian, and Scorpio Sky) vs. CIMA, T-Hawk, and Lindaman
- Britt Baker vs. Nyla Rose vs. Kylie Rae
- Angelico and Jack Evans vs. The Best Friends
- Aja Kong, Yuka Sakazaki, and Emi Sakura vs. Hikaru Shida, Riho Abe, and Ryo Mizunami
- Casino Battle Royal - Pre-Show Match
Sonny Kiss, Brandon Cutler, Ace Romero, Brian Pillman Jr., Glacier, Sunny Daze, MJF, Joey Janela, Dustin Thomas, Billy Gunn, Jimmy Havoc, Michael Nakazawa, Jungle Boy, TBA
Winner receives a shot at the AEW World Championship
- Pre-Show Match
Sammy Guevara vs. Kip Sabian
ComicBook will have full coverage of AEW Double Or Nothing next Saturday night.