CM Punk, Not Hangman Page, Is the Best Bet to Turn Heel at AEW Double or Nothing

This weekend, CM Punk will return to Las Vegas, the city where he cut the infamous pipe bomb. 

That makes this trip a full-circle moment of sorts as he challenges Adam Page for the AEW World Championship in the main event of Double or Nothing. 

The iconic speech makes Sin City a fitting destination for the straight edge star's first world title match since 2013. Even more, the bright lights and decadence provide a perfect backdrop for a showdown with AEW's first homegrown champion. 

Pitting the biggest established star that Tony Khan has signed to date against the company's top developed babyface makes this a noteworthy match straight away. 

This feud has been incredibly compelling because both competitors' paths to this confrontation have been so drastically different. Punk has performed on the biggest stage in the industry against living legends. 

The 43-year-old truly is the last obstacle in Page's way as he seeks to prove that he is the face of AEW. When Page said he "would be defending All Elite Wrestling from" CM Punk, it felt like he meant that he wanted to preserve the pathway he took to get to the top of the mountain. 

Punk also has a history of being opportunistic and self-aggrandizing. After all, these traits were the hallmarks of some of his best heel work with Ring of Honor and WWE. 

Frankly, it would be a mistake to turn such a beloved babyface after all the work AEW invested in him, but it seems like only a matter of time before The Second City Saint reverts to his old ways.