The story of Hangman Page came to a crescendo at AEW Full Gear when he defeated Kenny Omega to win the AEW World Title. Page's story began at the first press conference in January 2019 as the character went through highs and lows with his best friends and new friends.
Since winning the AEW World Title, Page has remained on television, but hasn't competed in the ring.
For Page, he's found frustration in not wrestling since becoming champion.
"It's great. It's a little surreal, I don't think it'll ever sink in at this point," Page told Renee Paquette on Oral Sessions when asked about how he felt winning the AEW World Title. "It's also a little frustrating because I've worked so hard for so long and won this championship and I have not gotten to wrestle a match since I won it. It's been three or four weeks and I've been asking for a match with Bryan Danielson since after the pay-per-view and I haven't gotten to wrestle. It's kind of frustrating as well. I'm sure it feels that way for people in other sports. You win the Super Bowl and then you just don't play football for a long time, which is not what I want at all, so it's a little frustrating. Otherwise, an incredible feeling. An incredible feeling to know that myself, what I put into everything that AEW started, it wasn't rejected, it was embraced and helped me achieve something. it could've went the other way where people shit on who you are. You become so vulnerable and try something different, but it worked, so it's an incredible feeling."
Page is set to step back in the ring on Wednesday at AEW Winter Is Coming when he defends the AEW World Title against Bryan Danielson, who has been consistently wrestling since becoming the number one contender at AEW Full Gear.
Fightful will have live coverage of AEW Winter Is Coming beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
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