Updated: Jun 14
An idea I had that would have made Hangman Adam Page evolve his character rather than continuing the coddling and sympathy with no substance or progression of his character. This is script isn't finished becuase it doesn't make any sense now given what AEW has presented us with the Hangman Adam Page storyline currently. Have fun reading this.
The Hangman - An Adam Page BTE/Dynamite Redemption Story
DISCLAIMER: ANY WRITTEN DIALOGUE FOR WRESTLING CHARACTERS/PERSONAS ARE NOT PERMANENT AND DEEMED TO BE SPOKEN WORD FOR WORD.
Hangman Adam Page has been backstabbed by all his “friends” for the longest of his story arc. Hangman was brought into The Elite during ROH days. He’s a great edition but never felt part of The Elite. The Elite will always be Kenny, Matt, and Nick. Hangman was along for the ride, maybe even to learn from them.
The story so far:
Hangman Adam Page joins AEW in January 2019.
Hangman Adam Page loses to Chris Jericho at All In 2019 to become the first AEW Champion.
Hangman Adam Page is devastated, and unsure what to do next for about a year. He tries out tag team wrestling with no luck until he and Kenny Omega become AEW Tag Team Champions via the Jericho Cruise in January 2020.
The Young Bucks always celebrate Kenny’s success and not Hangman’s. So Hangman wanted to break away from the Bucks. But Matt and Nick didn’t want that to happen. Hangman then went on a downward spiral of drinking, striking hard and fast to end matches quickly. Hangman and Kenny did make the tag division special.
Hangman doubted his ability and allowed for FTR to get in his ear so Hangman caused The Young Bucks to lose their number one contender spot for the tag team titles against Kenny and Hangman.
This caused Hangman and Kenny to lose the tag titles to FTR and that was the end of Hangman and Kenny as a tag team.
This causes Hangman to further his decent downward while Kenny moves on.
Hangman and Brandon Culter started to hang out. Hangman told Cutler that the Bucks were never there for him and won’t be there for Culter. For two BTE episodes, it rang true. But the Bucks finally showed up to watch Culter win. Cutler and Hangman still haven’t crossed paths to wrap this loose end up.
Hangman lost his phone when he was pissed drunk and someone texted Matt back in an angered response all when Matt decided to reach out because it was time to settle their differences. But Matt took those angered words to heart, responded, and no more on that.
Now, Dark Order wants to recruit Hangman more than ever. Hangman is still reluctant since he still blames himself for all the problems caused. Dark Order is showing Hangman what it means to be a family and how different they are from The Elite.
Hangman Adam Page’s goal is to climb the rankings of All Elite Wrestling to ensure a number one contenders shot against Kenny Omega, our AEW World Champion. As Hangman conquers all of his wrongs into rights — losing to Jericho, losing to PAC, betraying The Young Bucks when FTR manipulated him, and Kenny Omega giving up on him and the tag team — which all stemmed from Page’s drinking habit and spiraling depression of wondering if he’s still good enough to be part of a loving friendship. While Hangman conquered all of his messes, there’s an evil side brewing deep inside that would do things Adam Page wouldn’t do. And while Hangman is winning, Don Callis is keeping an eye on his potential to perhaps ask Hangman Adam Page to join himself, Kenny, The Good Brothers, and The Young Bucks instead of challenging Kenny Omega for the AEW World Championship. Don will place Hangman as second to Kenny Omega. But does / will Hangman Adam Page accept that offer?
Revolution (Feb) -
Double Or Nothing (May) - Kenny Omega vs Hangman Adam Page - instead Painmaker takes Kenny Omega’s place and now it’s Painmaker vs Hangman Adam Page
Fyter Fest (July) - The Good Brothers vs Hangman Adam Page, John Silver, and Alex Reynolds
All Out (Sept) -
Full Gear (November) - Hangman Adam Page vs Kenny Omega
THE HANGMAN - WILL ALWAYS BE BOLD AND IN CAPS AND MANIFESTS WHEN ADAM PAGE IS NOT DRINKING - THE HANGMAN IS ADAM PAGE’S PROTECTOR
ADAM PAGE - WILL ALWAYS BE ITALIC AND MANIFESTS WHEN HE’S DRINKING/CREATIVE/HAVING A GOOD TIME
Adam Page finisher - Buckshot Lariat is a creative move
THE HANGMAN finisher - Tiger Bomb is a move to end matches