“Hangman” Adam Page is the brand new AEW World Heavyweight Champion after finally toppling Kenny Omega at AEW Full Gear.
Through hell, high water and Don Callis, Adam Page has captured the AEW World Championship. With Page seemingly closing in on victory, The Young Bucks came hobbling down to ringside to help Omega to victory.
But it turned out that things weren’t quite that simple.
On Rampage, Hangman had threatened the Buck’s saying that if they got involved he would destroy them. This appeared to play on the mind of the former Tag Team Champions who simply nodded at Page leaving him to hit another Buck-Shot Lariat to pick up the three count.
The match itself was an epic, with a referee being taken out, high-flying moves galore and even Omega kicking out of a One Winged Angel. But in the end, the night belonged to one man, and that one man was “Hangman” Adam Page.
The new champion sharing an emotional celebration with the Dark Order as the show went off the air.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) November 14, 2021
The storied history between Adam Page and Kenny Omega goes all the way back to 2016, when Hangman joined the Bullet Club. The star appeared as part of the group in Ring of Honor and New Japan before heading to AEW in early 2019, along with fellow members of The Elite, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks and Cody Rhodes.
Page almost became the first ever AEW World Champion at All Out in August of that year after winning the Casino Battle Royale at Double or Nothing. However, despite his best efforts, Page was defeated by Chris Jericho.
Hangman then went on to capture the AEW Tag Team Titles alongside Omega in January. During their reign, Hangman Page’s relationship with The Young Bucks became irreparable when he cost them a shot at the Tag Team Title.
This backfired on Page when the team he favoured instead, FTR, defeated Page and Omega to claim their first championship in AEW. The confidence crisis of Hangman deepened as even Kenny Omega now walked away from Page.
In September, Page met Omega in the semi-finals of a tournament to crown a new number one contender for the AEW World Title but was ultimately defeated. This eventually led to his often uneasy union with the Dark Order. While Omega went on to win the World Title at Winter is Coming and his brash attitude soared alongside The Young Bucks and Don Callis, Page’s crisis of confidence continued.
The feud between the two men again came to the boil at Homecoming in August when The Elite beat down Page, leaving him laying in the ring.
After a short hiatus following the birth of his first child, “Hangman” Adam Page returned to AEW television on the 6th of October as the surprise entrant in the Casino Ladder Match. Page managed to climb the ladder and claim the poker chip, putting him on a collision course with Omega once again.