“Hangman” Adam Page
Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Rock
Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage
Johnny Gargano vs. Tomasso Ciampa
Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar
These are some of the feuds that will be remembered forever in the pro-wrestling industry, thanks to their rich, layered, long-term storytelling with depth. AEW can be a part of this list if they play their cards right. They have an absolute gem in their hands, and if they capitalize on it, we’ll be talking about Adam Page vs. Kenny Omega for years to come.
It’s already been a very intriguing story so far, with fans on the edge of their seats, waiting and anticipating both guys’ next move.
It all started when Hangman started to grow distant from the rest of the Elite. He didn’t participate in the group hugs or the high fives, he started drinking heavily, and was most likely supposed to be the heel. But fans resonated with Hangman’s struggle of being the dark horse of the Elite. He was the only one who didn’t have a senior position in the company, he was the only one who didn’t feel like a massive deal, and fans empathized with the Hangman. His beer drinking hard man gimmick got him more over than anybody could’ve anticipated, and fans turned him into the biggest hero in the company.
The Young Bucks were booed, Kenny Omega was booed, but Adam Page was heralded as a hero every time his theme music hit. Cowboy sh*t chants were heard in every arena AEW went to and it was clear to everyone who fans wanted to cheer as their hero, and now, that’s finally happening. An Omega heel turn is on the horizon, the Bucks might be turning too, joining Kenny to become the evil Elite, and it’s going to be awesome, and it’s not even that hard to book.
So, Omega becomes The Cleaner, reveals how much he hated being in the tag team division, and especially in the shadow of Page, when the spotlight was supposed to be on him all along, destroys and injures Page along with the Bucks, gets nuclear heat, wins the title from Moxley, and has a long reign of terror.
Then Page returns, wins a battle royal or something, beats Nick, beats Matt, and then, in the most traditional wrestling match ever, it’s the biggest babyface vs. the biggest heel, in possibly the biggest match in AEW history, Page beats Omega to become the AEW World Champion and the new face of the company.
And then everyone lives happily ever after.