At AEW Full Gear the very personal feud between Hangman Adam Page and Swerve Strickland went to the extreme in a Texas Death Match.
Page and Strickland went to war at Full Gear in a bloody and brutal bout that saw barbed wire, broken glass, and a staple gun all used to good effect. The most discussed moment from the match saw Page crawl under a busted-open Swerve Strickland to drink the blood that was dripping from his head. And it’s safe to say the moment was one of the most polarising, not just of the night but in AEW history.
Adam Page & Swerve Strickland Pitched Blood-Drinking At AEW Full Gear
Fightful Select has reported that the spot that saw Page drinking Strickland’s blood at Full Gear was in fact planned and had been pitched by both stars and approved by the match producer. People in AEW are said to have been very happy at how the match was executed and received.
One person not happy with how the match played out was Jim Cornette as he panned the match and Page’s actions as stupid, demented, and distasteful.Swerve Strickland responded to Jim Cornette’s comments, dismissing his criticism.