Hangman Page may have battled Chris Jericho in the first-ever AEW World Title match, but it wasn't until after that match that he started to find himself as a performer. Page started drinking more on Being The Elite, working a functioning alcoholic gimmick that started to make its way onto AEW Dynamite.
The result was Page becoming one of the most popular stars in AEW.
“One day Hangman walked up to me, Matt and Brandon Cutler, who helps film Being the Elite, and he said, ‘I think I want to become an alcoholic,’” said Nick Jackson in an interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated. "And I said, ‘What?’ We heard his idea, which was incredible, and we said, ‘Let’s do it.’ Look at him now compared to where he was a year ago. He’s a superstar.”
Matt followed up, saying, "A lot of people criticized us when Hangman didn’t beat Jericho. I don’t think he was ready yet. Look at his work now on ‘BTE.’ His acting is unbelievable, his confidence is through the roof. He’s ready now. If we saw this Adam Page against Jericho, who knows what would have happened.”
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Hangman Page hasn't been on AEW Dynamite over the last month. He has remained active on social media, posting a statement on how he's changed due to the virus. You can find his full statement by clicking here.