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Hangman Page Says He Was Depressed Following WWE Tryout

One of the company’s most explosive and fastest rising star Adam Page was recently a guest on Wrestling Inc.’s Daily podcast to talk about a number of topics, including Page’s early wrestling career.

According to Adam Page, when he started wrestling, there was really only one way to make a living and that was to get signed to WWE as that was the end-all-be-all at the time.

This is what Hangman Page said:

“I guess when I started wrestling, I guess it’s been, whew, 12 years since I started wrestling.” “There was really only one way to make a living. It was if you got signed to WWE, that was the end-all-be-all. Everything that you did was an attempt to get a job there. It was not to be a better wrestler. It was not to gain a following. The only end goal was to be in WWE, so you could pay your bills with wrestling.”

“That’s changed a lot, obviously, these past few years. Man, I’m just glad to be a part of something that’s kind of helping change that, I guess. So thinking back over like formative years, the things that I worry about then are just not even remotely a consideration at this point.”

Page then talked about being depressed after trying out with the WWE.

This is what Hangman Page said:

“I mean, I guess like when you’re 18-19, you start doing that kind of stuff. You feel so close to the only thing you think matters at the time.” “You think getting that job is the only thing matters, and you feel so close, so your so enthused, but then nothing ever happens after you go. And then you get pretty damn depressed about it, and you sort of consider, if this is the only avenue to make it in wrestling, and you show up and nothing happens, you start to wonder like, ‘can I even keep doing this? What’s the point?'”

Adam Page then talked about AEW’s niche being something that appeals a little bit more to adults and children.

This is what Hangman Page said:

“You know, I don’t know. I mean, not anything that I’ve been involved in.” “Obviously, there’s room for everything. I’ve kind of felt like in the past decade or two, maybe, I don’t know, WWE’s product has been largely, I don’t want to say geared towards kids, but kid-friendly, kid-accessible. And I feel like wanting to be something different than the thing that already exists.”

“We are, you know, not necessarily adult-only or overly adult or certainly not something that kids can watch and enjoy. But I feel like AEW’s niche is to be something that appeals a little bit more to adults and children. That being said, what comes in future, I don’t know. It’s not really my place to say.”

You can check out Hangman Page’s comments in the embedded audio player below:

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