At AEW Full Gear on Saturday night, Kenny Omega defeated Hangman Page to become number one contender to the AEW World Heavyweight Championship.
After a hard fought and dramatic finale to the AEW World Heavyweight Championship Eliminator Tournament, the former allies and AEW World Tag Team Champions beat each other to an inch of submission before Page made the ultimate mistake.
Following an incredibly close near fall thanks to a wicked Deadeye, the cowboy opened the door for his rival and Omega didn’t spurn the opportunity. Two sickening V-Triggers and a One Winged Angel later and Kenny Omega was in the position many believed he should always have been.
The opening bout at AEW Full Gear wasn’t the last we saw of ‘The Cleaner’ either. As Jon Moxley stood triumphant over Eddie Kingston in the main event, Omega made his way to the ring to stare down his former foe and take aim at the company’s biggest prize.
Adam Page’s enmity with the former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion isn’t over, however. Rather this is just a small hurdle for the babyface to overcome.
What better redemption than to bide you time, allow Kenny Omega to defeat Moxley for the AEW World Heavyweight Championship and then strike while the iron is hot and defeat the man who turned his back on you and take his coveted championship?
The rivalry between Page and Omega has been simmering for months now, ever since the pair captured the AEW World Tag Team Championships. Throughout their reign, Page’s mental decline began to irk his partner until the tension simmered to boiling point.
At AEW All Out, the duo lost the doubles gold to FTR after a miscue caused Omega to plough into his partner with a V-Tigger. Following the bout, Kenny abandoned Page after teasing nailing him with a chair.
You can read all the results from AEW Full Gear here.