‘Hangman’ Adam Page has finally captured the AEW World Championship after defeating Kenny Omega at AEW Full Gear.
Adam Page has finally completed a journey that began over two years ago by overcoming the odds, and Don Callis’ best efforts, to claim victory over Kenny Omega and become the new AEW World Champion at Full Gear.
Towards the end of the match, and after Page almost beat Omega with his own finisher, the One-Winged Angel, The Young Bucks made their way to ringside. However, while they would be expected to interfere and help their Elite teammate, they seemed to have a change of heart and instead stood by and watched as Page hit Omega with a Buckshot Lariat to the back of his head, and then again from the front to take the victory and the title.
Following Page’s win, his friends in the Dark Order made their way to the ring 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 not Page’s first shot at the title, as he almost became the first-ever AEW World Champion at All Out in August 2019. However, that honour went instead to Chris Jericho who defeated him on the night.
Hangman’s first taste of gold in AEW came when he captured the Tag Team Championships alongside Omega in January 2020. During their reign, Page’s relationship with the Young Bucks broke down after he cost them a shot at the titles.
This ended badly, as the team Page helped to victory, FTR, defeated him and Omega to claim the tag titles themselves. This led to Kenny Omega walking away from Page as well.
That September, Page almost got another shot at the World Title when he faced Omega in the semi-finals of a number one contender tournament, however, 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, captured the AEW World Championship with the aid of Don Callis.
The animosity between Page and The Elite boiled over at Homecoming in August as the group attacked him and left him laying in the ring.
After a short break 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 to finally claim another shot at both Omega and his championship, with the rest now being history.