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Hangman Adam Page Recalls Once Being Approached By WWE

One of the company’s most explosive and fastest rising star Adam Page was recently a guest on an episode of AEW Unrestricted. Page was interviewed by Referee Aubrey Edwards and AEW Announcer Tony Schiavone on the early stages of his wrestling career, and where he got his “Adam Page” name.

According to Page, his wrestling name came from his buddy’s first name and the last name of Led Zeppelin lead guitarist Jimmy Page and that was it.

This is what Adam Page said:

“Oh god. Well, me and my buddy, Adam, it was typically just us.” “We had some other friends kind of cycle in and out for a few shows, but it’s typically us. So there might be three matches. The first would be me vs. him. The second match would be both of us in masks, and the third match would be both of us getting different masks and costumes. I was a superhero like Hurricane Helms. My name is Kid Kryptonite. I was also Blade. I was into the dark arts, and then I was just me as a third character. I think those probably were my only three that I can remember.”

“At this point, it’s not really the thing to consider anymore, but I guess when I was getting into pro wrestling, when I was in high school, I needed a different name. So I just took a lot of you know, people’s last names and first names and just put together a long list of just jumbled up names that really meant nothing. They were just made up names, and that was the one I picked was ‘Adam Page.’ It was his first name and Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin, his last name, and literally that was it.”

Adam Page then talked about being approached by WWE and John Laurinaitis when he was still in college.

This is what Adam Page said:

“I never went to any of the tryout camps.” “It might have been like my first year of college maybe or maybe even the summer before I went to college, I guess I was 17, there was a guy somewhere in Western North Carolina who apparently owned the trademark or copyright to NXT before they started NXT. This is the story that I understand.”

“So in a trade for that copyright or trademark or whatever it is, they sent it might have been Johnny Ace I think – down to his place to have him look at people for the day, and he talked. And he did genuinely watch some of these matches. So that was my like first contact with them, and then I got put into their big database of local guys, a lot of like the little local extra stuff, but I never really had a proper tryout I guess.”

Adam Page then talked about going to the tryouts at Ring Of Honor a year after and Micheal Elgin also being there.

This is what Adam Page said:

“Yeah, that was probably the next year that I started doing the camps there.” “I think I did two of them. The first one I remember was me, Michael Elgin was also in this camp. We got paired together for like our tryout match. At the second one, I don’t really remember as well, but that was like the next year.”

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