Hangman Page gets another shot at the AEW Championship this Saturday at AEW Full Gear.
Page was in the first-ever AEW Title match at All Out 2019, but lost to Chris Jericho. Page has been close to another shot over the past two years, but finally secured this match against Kenny Omega by winning the Casino Ladder match after a climb to the top spot in the rankings.
Speaking to Connor Casey of Comic Book, Hangman discussed his journey back to the belt.
"Unlike many times before, this to me feels better," Page said. "This feels good. This feels like a party. This feels like hopefully a big celebration. This feels very different than I've ever felt it before in a very good way."
When asked about the difference between this match and the bout against Jericho, Page said, "As a person, as an athlete I like to think a lot and I think that's reflected in whether I can put it into so many words or not how I feel about this coming weekend versus how I felt only days out from that weekend. Very different feelings. "I don't want to say confidence because that sounds lame. It sounds dumb, even though it may be true to an extent. I know that when I wrestled Jericho, I was the young guy who joined the Bullet Club who had the break of his career in being able to do that, being able to travel to Japan, who was in all those multi-man matches and who probably got beat in all those multi-man matches with Bullet Club. And the next thing he's challenging for this new championship for a brand new company, headlining a pay-per-view. It didn't add up for people and I think truthfully it didn't add up for me deep inside. I didn't understand how I got in the position. I mean I know that I won a battle royal to get there, but honestly, that doesn't feel as meaningful if I had worked my way up from something more. So, yeah I don't know if I've felt a hundred percent the way that I do now back then."
As far as which beer he will celebrate with should he win the AEW Title, Hangman has a price.
"I'll be honest, I'm not picky. Usually, it's whatever someone hands me because that is my favorite price when it comes from. So beyond that, I don't know and nobody's paid me the money to say otherwise (he later added he wouldn't mind a beer sponsorship, but noted, 'That's not what I'm in this for'), so I'll leave it open-ended," he said.
Hangman Page and Kenny Omega are set to sign the contract for their AEW Full Gear match on Wednesday's AEW Dynamite.
Fightful will have live coverage of AEW Dynamite beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday.