“Hangman” Adam Page vs. Kenny Omega continued to build this week on AEW Dynamite. The culmination will be a match between the two at AEW Full Gear this Saturday for a shot at the AEW World Championship.
On AEW Dynamite, both wrestlers were interviewed during the show. Later the two had a brief encounter in the ring after they made the save for The Young Bucks.
Towards the end of the show, AEW broadcasted a video package that showed the former tag team’s best and worst moments together. This was while Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone) by Cinderella played in the background. The song choice even shocked me.
AEW President Tony Khan, in a recent interview with Wrestling Observer Radio, revealed he had the idea to use the Cinderella song. He got the idea while watching and an episode of South Park. Page was initially against using the soft rock power ballad but eventually came around after watching the final product.
“I had the idea watching South Park, as I have a lot of ideas – laughs – There’s an episode where Stan’s girlfriend breaks up with him, and all he can hear is Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone) by Cinderella and he’s just like really sad. And I was like, ‘Well, I’m gonna do the Kenny-Hangman video to this.’ I was like, ‘It’s perfect. It would be a different take on it. It’s nice. It’s like a different use of the song.’
“It’s a totally different kind of relationship but the idea of Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone), which when the guy wrote the song was actually it’s closer to what Kenny and Hangman’s about than it is about a love relationship. It’s about success, and it’s about when it all goes away, and trying to get it back is not as easy as you remembered you’d get it.
“So, I just thought when I heard it, ‘Man that reminds me a lot of this thing with Hangman and Kenny,’ And we got the rights – I got the rights – and I told the guys, and I told them I was gonna do it, and I’m like, ‘I’m gonna make this video,’ pretty much. And Kenny was okay with it, he was like, ‘Cool,’ but Hangman really did not like this idea… He was like really against it, and I was like, ‘Dude, this is gonna be great.’ And I think the tone of the song really bugged him, and it was so funny because then he saw it… and he loved it.”