Recently, Pro Wrestling Tees announced a new platform for video messages from your favorite wrestlers, called Shoot Wrestling Videos. Among the wrestlers listed was Hangman Adam Page, who would go on to donate half of the proceeds from every video accepted, to benefit Halifax County Public Schools.
Hangman Page was kind enough to sit down and answer a few questions from us at Wrestle Joy, about his time in AEW.
When asked about the most wholesome moment of his career thus far, Hangman had this to say:
“I don’t know if this qualifies as being wholesome, but being vaccinated and being able to perform at the Brodie Lee Tribute Show was one of the most cathartic moments of my career. It was a pleasure and, genuinely, an honor to be able to do that. It made me very proud of the people I work with and the company I work for.”
Community outreach is very important to All Elite Wrestling, as well as its anxious millenial cowboy, Hangman Adam Page. In addition to this very video benefitting teachers, students, and scholarship programs in Halifax County, Adam Page offered this moment as another highlight of his time with AEW:
“In terms of community outreach with AEW, one cool thing was that when I beat Matt Hardy in the Big Money Match, AEW genuinely made a donation to Jacksonville public schools in my name. I sat on a lawn mower on national TV and said I was going to do it, and they did do that for me. That was pretty damn cool.”
Hangman then pauses and reflects on the trajectory of his career with AEW. When asked “What would you tell yourself three years ago, about where you are now?” He had this to say:
First, I would tell myself that AEW was real, that the checks would go through. It would end up on TV and go really well. Beyond that, I don’t think I would tell myself anything different. Right now, I am happy with where I am, so I wouldn’t want to screw that up. Also, if I saw myself three years into the future, I’d probably be very confused, and my brain would break.”
When asked about what inspires him, Hangman Page was very clear about where his inspiration comes from. Beating someone’s ass.
In terms of what inspires me, beating someone’s ass inspires me. It’s very fun, very cathartic, kicking someone in the chest, or punching them in the face. It’s pretty damn fun, it feels great.
Hangman pauses to reflect on that feeling of inspiration, and what drives him in his moments of Cowboy Sh*t. Here, he connects with his fans, and speaks about how important it is to forge that bond between wrestlers and fans, especially as AEW has begun touring again after nearly a year and a half of isolation, empty arenas, or small crowds due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
As much as I hate to admit it, you all are very inspiring to me. Wrestling in front of no one, for a year or more, just f’ing sucked. It was the absolute sh*ts. It made me kind of forget why I loved wrestling, because it became something of a very hard workout. But now that some of you are physically there, I can hear you, I can feel your energy, and I am quickly being reminded of why I love wrestling, when I had next to forgotten.
Finally, Hangman Page offers Wrestle Joy an Exlusive Scoop. As he picks up his whiskey glass and walks to his closet, he showcases his incredible spray tan collection, offering this as a final remark:
I’m going to let you see something that I’ve never showed anyone. This is my spray tan collection. I bought 56 bottles of spray tan.
And I’m gonna be TAN AS F*CK.
You can view the video in full below. You an also head over to Pro Wrestling Tees and order your own Shoot Video from Hangman Page, with half the proceeds benefiting Halifax Public Schools.
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