Adam Page found his success with fans organically thanks to his relatable character work and excellent in-ring skills. He is also part of one of the most compelling storylines in AEW thanks to his storyline with Kenny Omega. It seems pro wrestling has helped Adam Page in many ways.
In a culmination of a multi-year-long storyline, Adam Page finally defeated Kenny Omega to win the AEW World Championship – a promise he had made years prior. His organic growth has certainly helped him become a lovable babyface as well.
While speaking on Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette, Adam Page discussed his issues of social anxiety while he was in school. Page overcame his anxiety after he started his pro wrestling career.
“Middle school or high school age, I had super, super bad social anxiety, like diagnosed medication social anxiety. I can remember one time sitting at my desk in the middle of taking a test, my whole body turned flush red. I was just sweating. Then I would become aware of, ‘This is happening to my body.’ So then it gets 10 times worse. My eyes start watering and stuff just sitting at my desk. I had terrible anxiety when I was high school age. I think wrestling helped me get out of that to an extent because, not that I had low self-worth or anything like that, but wrestling was always my passion and where I felt comfortable and what I liked to do. Once I was able to do that and see some success in it, being surrounded by 20 people, 200 people, 2,000 or 20,000 people, as that grew, I got more comfortable with that and with myself. Wrestling helped me a lot.”
At AEW Dynamite Winter is coming, Bryan Danielson challenged Adam Page for the AEW World Championship in what was nothing less than an instant classic between the two competitors. Ultimately, the match ended in a 60 minute time limit draw.
We will have to wait and see when Bryan Danielson and Adam Page will have a rematch again, as it is unlikely their feud is over just yet.
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