‘Hangman’ Adam Page has captured the AEW World Championship for the first time after emerging victorious from his match against Kenny Omega at AEW Full Gear.
At AEW Full Gear, Adam Page finally completed a two-year journey by beating the odds, and Don Callis’ machinations, to claim victory over Kenny Omega and become the new AEW World Champion.
Near the climax of the match, and after Page almost defeated Omega with his own version of the One-Winged Angel, The Young Bucks made their way to the ring. However, instead of interfering to help their Elite teammate, they appeared to have a change of heart and stood by to watch as Page hit Omega with Buckshot Lariats to the back of his head, and then the front to get the pin and win the championship.
Following his victory, Page’s allies in the Dark Order came out to celebrate with him as the show went off the air.
thank you all. you’ve made me feel like a champion. pic.twitter.com/7CTrhvCgP3
— HANGMAN PAGE (@theAdamPage) November 14, 2021
This was Page’s second shot at the championship, as he almost became the first-ever AEW World Champion at All Out in August 2019. However, it was Chris Jericho who claimed that honour on the night.
Hangman’s first taste of gold in AEW came soon after when he and Kenny Omega captured the Tag Team Championships the following January. During their reign, Page lost his friendship with The Young Bucks when he cost them a chance at the titles.
This didn’t go well for Page, as the team he helped to victory, FTR, defeated him and Omega to claim the tag titles, later revealing they had been manipulating him all along. This led to Kenny Omega walking out on Page as well.
That September, Page was close to getting another shot at the World Title when he reached the semi-finals of a number one contender tournament, however, his opponent was none other than Kenny Omega and he was unable to defeat his former partner. Omega went on to win the tournament, and then at AEW’s Winter Is Coming event that December, became the AEW World Champion when he defeated Jon Moxley with assistance from Don Callis.
The issues between Page and The Elite boiled over at Homecoming in August as the group attacked him and left him lying in the ring.
After a short absence following the birth of his first child, ‘Hangman’ Adam Page returned to AEW TV on October 6th as the ‘Joker’ in the Casino Ladder Match. He climbed the ladder and grabbed the poker chip to finally claim another shot at both Omega and his championship, with the rest now in the history books.