AEW featured The Dark Order hinting very strongly at Hangman Page being the #1 contender for Kenny Omega’s title this week. They did not name him, but the Daily’s Place crowd knew they were talking about Page. Later on, Hangman acted like he didn’t appreciate that move by the Dark Order, but they simply told Hangman that it’s his time.
The next big AEW pay-per-view won’t be until September’s All Out event. Plenty of fans are expecting a big main event and it appears that Kenny Omega vs Adam “Hangman” Page will be on that card.
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer explained AEW’s strategy and the slow build they are creating. Adam Page will eventually come around to being the #1 contender, but it will take some time. The company also has all of July and August to let things go until really putting the wheels in motion.
“I like this because you gotta remember the key is they’re doing this now to peak in September, not to peak now. So, it’s like they have to have a slow storyline before we get to the match. I’d say you want to announce the match in about three or four weeks, but they want to keep building it so it has more layers.”
We will have to see who challenges Kenny Omega for the AEW World Title in the meantime. It is hard to picture the company not having him defend that title until then. All Out will be a loaded event in September, and many surprises could be coming as well. Odds are fans will see Page finally get his title opportunity, but it’s Tony Khan’s call on how many run-ins that match will receive.
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