Hangman Page-Kenny Omega Video Package On AEW: Dynamite Was Inspired By South Park
Drawing inspiration from an unusual source...
All Elite Wrestling continued the build to "Hangman" Adam Page vs. Kenny Omega on this week's Dynamite. Both men were interviewed during the show and the two men later had a brief bicker in the ring after they made the save for The Young Bucks. The build to the match also caused some fans to get emotional as AEW broadcast a video package which showed the former tag team's best and worst moments together while Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone) by Cinderella played in the background.
During a recent interview on Wrestling Observer Radio, AEW President Tony Khan revealed he had the idea to use the Cinderella song for the segment while watching South Park. Hangman Page was initially opposed to using the power ballad but came around after watching the final result.
Khan said: "I had the idea watching South Park, as I have a lot of ideas – laughs – There's an episode where Stan's girlfriend breaks up with him and all he can hear is Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone) by Cinderella and he's just like really sad. And I was like, 'Well I'm gonna do the Kenny-Hangman video to this.' I was like, 'It's perfect. It would be a different take on it. It's nice. It's like a different use of the song.'
"It's a totally different kind of relationship but the idea of Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone), which when the guy wrote the song was actually it's closer to what Kenny and Hangman's about than it is about a love relationship. It's about success and it's about when it all goes away and trying to get it back is not as easy as you remembered you'd get it.
"So, I just thought when I heard it, 'Man that reminds me a lot of this thing with Hangman and Kenny,' And we got the rights – I got the rights - and I told the guys and I told them I was gonna do it and I'm like, 'I'm gonna make this video,' pretty much. And Kenny was okay with it, he was like, 'Cool,' but Hangman really did not like this idea... He was like really against it and I was like, 'Dude, this is gonna be great.' And I think the tone of the song really bugged him and it was so funny because then he saw it... and he loved it."