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The Legacy of "Cowboy S--t": Hangman Adam Page

The Cowboy is back and ready to take down his former friend. Can he finally turn the corner and become the champion he thought he would be nearly three years ago?
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AEW Hangman Adam Page

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The story of Hangman Adam Page's climb to the top has been a long one. It dates back to the first AEW press conference on January 8, 2019, when Page announced his goal to be the very first AEW World Champion. Well, he fell short of that during 'All Out' that same year when he lost to Chris Jericho.

Following that letdown, Page started teaming with one of his closest friends, Kenny Omega. In early 2020, the duo finally captured the AEW World Tag Team Championship. That title reign lasted for 228 days with classic matches and evolving storytelling at every turn.

Before they lost the AEW Tag Team Championship, the friendship between The Elite started becoming fractured. When they finally lost, things started to spiral for Hangman.

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He was kicked out of The Elite and lost to Kenny in the finals of the AEW World Championship Eliminator Tournament at 'Full Gear'. The downward spiral continued for Hangman when all his old friends began winning Championships without him. The Young Bucks won the Tag Team Championship in November and Kenny won the World Title in the beginning of December.

New Friends for Hangman?

Throughout 2021, Hangman continued trying to find out who he was and ended up finding some new friends along the way in The Dark Order. It seemed as if Hangman had found his confidence. In July of this year, a challenge arose for Hangman and The Dark Order vs. The Elite. This also came with a chance for Hangman to challenge for the World Championship and The Dark Order for the Tag Team Championship.

Well, he fell short again and this time he lost it all again. Hangman told The Dark Order to leave him alone and he fell off the horse for a little bit. He left to stay at home for the birth of his first child. He returned to win the Casino Ladder match and won a spot to face Kenny Omega for the AEW World Championship at Full Gear.

With that upcoming match on Full Gear, is it the right time for the title change? Is Hangman Adam Page due for his time with the belt? Get ready for some major Cowboy Shit on this PPV.