Hangman Page addressed the media Tuesday night after the All Elite Wrestling Double Or Nothing rally in Jacksonville. Our own Ross Berman was part of the media scrum and captured the following video and comments while Page addressed PAC’s appearance during his promo, his goals for AEW and more.
Hangman Page was first asked about PAC stealing his moment at the rally, saying he’s open to the challenge laid out:
“I took what he said as a challenge, so if it’s a challenge, I accept fully. I don’t know if it’s something that happens at Double Or Nothing or if it’s something that happens down the line, or maybe what the stipulations are. I thought it was strange that he came fully dressed in gear, but didn’t want to fight? [laughs]
He interrupted my speech, my moment. My mind is set on—number one—championship gold in this company. I have not had the chance to carry a championship, and this company is going to be so special to me that I want to be the first champion. That’s number one on my mind, but he was enough of an idiot to interrupt that, so he’s number two.”
Why is now the time for a promotion like AEW?
“All of the stars aligned. Matt, Nick and Cody, myself and a bunch of others, we’ve been working on Being The Elite, All In—things have just been building for so long. All of the stars aligned, there were the right people interested, the right people that wanted to invest in us, the fans, invest in what we’re building. Honestly, I don’t know how it happened, by chance it shouldn’t have, but it did. But, now we’re here, and I’m so excited about it.”
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When asked if he saw WWE being a competitor in the future, Page dismissed that idea, saying it’s not something that AEW is focused on. He said despite being so close to the SmackDown TV tapings on Tuesday night, there were no intentions on sending any messages to WWE.
“Our intention is to give the fans the best wrestling in the world, the best roster in the world, and to have a company that really listens to the fans and responds to the feedback. I think all of our minds are really set on that goal; that’s what we’re really looking forward to.”
Page also joked about not getting an executive title along with Cody, the Bucks and Brandi, saying his ‘title’ will be championship gold in the form of the AEW Championship.
Check out the full press scrum clip with Hangman Page below:
Hangman Page On His Goals In All Elite Wrestling, PAC's Interruption