Hangman Page Addresses Missing The AEW Interim World Title Casino Battle Royale
Hangman Page was not involved in the Interim AEW World Championship scene
Forbidden Door on June 26 will see Hangman Page challenge for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, with the former AEW World Champion looking to get some gold around his waist once more.
However, with AEW World Champion CM Punk injured, many were surprised that Page didn’t enter himself into the Casino Battle Royale for a shot at the Interim AEW World Championship, but it wasn’t that straightforward, as Hangman told Wrestling Inc Daily:
“I had a match announced for that ‘Dynamite’ and then later I think, they announced the Battle Royal. So, I couldn’t get my way into this Battle Royal, try as I might,” said Page. “I think it’s typically been the story in AEW. I had my championship match. I had it the previous Sunday and I lost. So I’m out of contention for a bit. That’s fine.
“I’ll do what it takes to get back there. If it wasn’t for the next week, that’s fine. It took me three years to get there. I’m not going to be put off too much waiting an extra month or two if it takes it to work my way back to that chance.”
Should Hangman leave Forbidden Door victorious, he will be the first wrestler ever to have held the AEW World Championship, and IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, with Kenny Omega his nearest rival, having held the now defunct IWGP Heavyweight Championship in 2018, as well as the AEW Title in 2021.
H/T: Wrestling Inc.