AEW: Will Adam Page Be The One To Dethrone Kenny Omega?

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“Hangman” Adam Page and Kenny Omega have a very storied history in AEW.

The duo became the promotion’s second-ever tag team champions, by defeating the now-defunct SCU. After losing those titles to FTR, Omega decided he no longer wanted to focus on tag team wrestling, leaving Page heartbroken and directionless.

The two would meet up again as singles competitors, as they battled for the number one contender spot and a shot at then-AEW World Champion, Jon Moxley, a match that saw Omega get a victory over Page.

It seemed that Omega was becoming the blockade to all of Page’s goals in AEW. Omega refused to team with Page after they lost the tag team titles and now he was denying “Hangman” a shot at the AEW World Title as well.

So when Omega defeated Moxley at the “Winter is Coming” episode of Dynamite, most people, given AEW’s penchant for long-term storytelling, assumed that Page would get his retribution by being the man to defeat Kenny Omega for the AEW World Title somewhere down the road.

That storyline seemed very likely and made a lot of sense, as Page was delivering great matches in the ring and had developed a great connection with the fans as well. It looked very much like Page and Omega would be heading for a championship match at the All Out pay-per-view.

But we all know that wasn’t to be, as Page and the Dark Order lost a chance to challenge for gold when they were defeated by the Elite in a 10 man elimination tag match on Dynamite, and Christian Cage would eventually get the shot at Omega’s title.

Since then, Page has distanced himself from the Dark Order and disappeared off of AEW programming altogether.

Couple that with the fact that AEW has been bringing in a lot of big-name free agents that have held a lot of titles and have a lot of big-match experience, the question needs to be asked:

Will Adam Page be the one to dethrone Kenny Omega?

Looking over the AEW roster as it currently stands, there are 10 faces that are capable of pulling off a believable win over Kenny Omega for his AEW World Title.

The wrestler that takes the title off of Omega needs to be extremely over with the fans, as Omega has done such a good job of building heat. To maximize the moment, it would make sense to have an extremely popular babyface take the title off of him.

That wrestler would also have to be capable of putting on a stellar match on the biggest stage under the brightest of lights. Omega is one of the best in the world, so it is going to take a Herculean performance to take the title from him, especially with all the outside help at Omega’s disposal.

The 10 men that fit this bill right now are Page, Bryan Danielson, Christian Cage, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Darby Allin, Eddie Kingston, Jon Moxley, Orange Cassidy, and Pac.

Rhodes is currently unable to challenge for the AEW World Title due to losing a match with Chris Jericho that forbids him from challenging for that title again. Christian Cage just had his shot and lost and Mox was the champion that Omega won the title from so let’s eliminate those three.

Eddie Kingston would be a great story, but he may be more suited for a TNT Title run at some point in the future, as his matches usually aren’t quite on the same level as the other men on this list.

Orange Cassidy and Darby Allin may very well be future AEW World Champions, but it feels like their time may be a year or two away still.

So that leaves us with four possibilities as to who will be the man to take the AEW World Title from Omega: PAC, Page, Punk, and Danielson.

PAC definitely has the pedigree to win the title from Omega as he already owns a single win over him in AEW. Much like Omega, he is extremely talented in the ring and elevates any opponent that he works with.

However, PAC is busy with Andrade El Idolo right now, in a program that should be just as good as the matches we saw at All Out. With how talented both of these competitors are, hopefully there is more than one match between them.

It has to be awfully tempting for AEW to push either CM Punk or Bryan Danielson up the ladder to face and possibly dethrone Kenny Omega. Quite honestly, if that happens, it should surprise no one.

Both men have held titles at the highest level, carried pay-per-view main events, and have fans screaming at the top of their lungs as soon as the first few notes of their entrance music hits. As exciting as it would be to see either Punk or Danielson take the AEW title from Kenny Omega, though, the best received ending to Omega’s title reign still involves “Hangman” Adam Page.

Their story is almost two years in the making, and the longer that Page is away, the bigger the pop will be when he makes his triumphant return.

The history between Page and Omega will add an element to their championship program that any other matchup would not be able to replicate: The young star taking the biggest prize in AEW from the man that spurned him as a partner in the tag team division and then provided a roadblock for him in the singles division.

The AEW roster is big enough and talented enough to keep Danielson and Punk busy for a very long time without having to chase any titles.

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When the day comes that Kenny Omega drops the AEW Title, despite all the changes that have occurred on the AEW roster, the correct move remains the same. AEW should put the title on “Hangman” Adam Page.