Adam “Hangman” Page was recently a guest on “Busted Open Radio”. During the appearance, he discussed the creative freedom that AEW allows its talent and more. Here are the highlights:
On Wrestlers Having Creative Freedom In AEW:
I think that is maybe something people are not used to. We have done three shows. I haven’t for the first time ever had someone tell me what to say. I am doing what I want to do. These things are in my hands. I don’t think anyone has 100 percent complete control in what they are doing at any time, but I think giving more power back to the wrestlers to be creative, I think more than just competing in the ring I like to be creative, which is hard to do when you are not allowed to. I think AEW letting some of those wrestlers have that input is massive.
On His Stints In NJPW & ROH Preparing Him For His Current Role:
Going through something like the G1 and facing guys like a [Minoru] Suzuki, you go through that and then you ask yourself how in the hell am I going to be nervous now? Obviously, the stage is bigger, the stakes are bigger and the opponent in Chris Jericho may be a more household name, but being a wrestler, this is what it is and I think [being in G1] does prepare you.
On Planning To Get Over With The Fans With Or Without The AEW Title:
Obviously, my plan and my plan from the beginning is to win and be the first champion, but I think so. People want to watch and have characters and be able to follow the character’s story for a long period of time and relate to them in some way. I don’t think someone has to win every single match to create a connection with the fans. I am a testament of that. I am pretty sure I have had a piss-poor record as far as wins and losses, even in Ring of Honor, so I don’t think that is necessarily the connection you would have with the fans.
You can listen to the interview HERE.
Credit: Busted Open Radio. H/T WrestlingInc.