Page in August 2014
|Birth name||Stephen Blake Woltz|
|Born||July 27, 1991|
Aaron's Creek, Virginia, U.S.
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Adam Page|
"Hangman" Adam Page
|Billed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Billed weight||214 lb (97 kg)|
|Billed from||Aaron’s Creek, Virginia|
|Trained by||Jimmy Valiant|
|Debut||May 28, 2008|
Stephen Blake Woltz (born July 27, 1991) is an American professional wrestler better known by the ring name "Hangman" Adam Page. He is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW). He is best known for his work in Ring of Honor (ROH) and New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), where he used the ring name Hangman Page (ハングマン・ペイジ Hanguman Pēji). He is a former ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champion and he is also a member of The Elite stable.
Professional wrestling career
Ring of Honor (2011–2018)
Page made his ROH debut on January 14, 2011, at ROH Champions vs. All Stars in the dark match. In 2013, Page participated in the ROH Top Prospect Tournament, but was defeated on January 5 by Silas Young. Page made his pay-per-view debut at ROH's 11th Anniversary Show, where he participated in a Six Man Mayhem Match won by ACH. At Manhattan Mayhem, Page was defeated by Young in a singles match. At Death Before Dishonor XI, Page defeated RD Evans. At Glory by Honor XII, Page was defeated by Jimmy Jacobs. At Golden Dream, Page had his first title match, but he was defeated by the ROH World Television Champion Matt Taven. At Final Battle 2013, Page was defeated by Matt Hardy.
In 2014, Page feuded with The Decade, a stable formed by ROH veterans. At ROH's 12th Anniversary Show, The Decade (B.J. Whitmer, Jimmy Jacobs, and Roderick Strong) defeated Page, Cedric Alexander, and Mark Briscoe. On March 7, Page joined The Decade, as the first of the group's recruits, or "young boys." At Supercard of Honor VIII, Page, Jacobs, and Whitmer defeated Andrew Everett and Adrenaline Rush (ACH and TaDarious Thomas). In October 2014, Page became a full-fledged member of The Decade.
After Jacobs left the stable and Colby Corino joined, Page started a feud with ACH. At Best in the World, The Decade (Whitmer and Page) defeated ACH and Matt Sydal when Page pinned Sydal after a Rite of Passage. At Death Before Dishonor XIII, Page defeated ACH; however, Page subsequently left The Decade and feuded with BJ Whitmer, turning face in the process. Page faced Whitmer at ROH 14th Anniversary Show, but was defeated.
On May 9, 2016, during the first night of the War of the Worlds tour, Page became a villain once again when he joined Bullet Club by turning on Colt Cabana, The Briscoes, and The Motor City Machine Guns during a ten-man tag team main event. Page hanged Chris Sabin with a hangman's noose which gave Page his "Hangman" nickname. At Death Before Dishonor XIV Page defeated Jay Briscoe. On November 16, 2016 Page was unsuccessful in winning the ROH World Television Championship where he was defeated by Bobby Fish. On April 1, 2017 Page teamed with Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) as they were unsuccessful against Bully Ray and The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) this was for the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship. Page got involved in a ROH World Television Championship match, helping Marty Scurll defeat Frankie Kazarian by hitting him with a chair. Kazarian and Page then battled in a strap match at Best in the World ending with Page submitting while being hanged via leather strap.
On August 20, 2017, Page won his first title in ROH, when he and his Bullet Club stablemates The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson), billed collectively as "The Hung Bucks", defeated Dalton Castle and The Boys for the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship. While Page and The Young Bucks' Bullet Club stablemates Cody, Kenny Omega and Marty Scurll were later allowed to defend the title under "Bullet Club Rules", only Page and The Young Bucks were recognized as official champions. At ROH 16th Anniversary Show, The Hung Bucks lost the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships against SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky). Page fought Kota Ibushi at Supercard of Honor XII in a losing effort. Page began feuding with Punishment Martinez when Martinez attacked Page with a chair before a match. Page then attacked Martinez later on, putting him through a table, these two traded attacks until Page challenged Martinez for the ROH World Television Championship in a Baltimore Street Fight at Best in the World 2018 in a losing effort. Page entered ROH's International Cup tournament on the 2018 Honor Re-United Tour defeating Joe Hendry and Jimmy Havoc before losing to Mark Haskins in the finals. Page's final match in ROH was at Final Battle 2018 where Page was defeated by defending ROH World Television Champion, Jeff Cobb. During the December 15 TV tapings, Page and The Elite left ROH.
New Japan Pro-Wrestling (2016–2019)
In June 2016, New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) announced Page would debut for the promotion at Dominion 6.19 in Osaka-jo Hall under the ring name Hangman Page in a six-man tag team match where he teamed up with Yujiro Takahashi and Bad Luck Fale to defeat Captain New Japan, Yoshi Tatsu, and Togi Makabe. Page scored the win after pinning Captain New Japan. Afterwards, Page also began using the name in ROH. On July 3, 2016, Page competed in a tag team match where he teamed up with Yujiro to defeat the team of Captain New Japan and Yoshi Tatsu at Kizuna Road 2016 event.[unreliable source?] On G1 Climax 26 Finals Page and Yujiro unsuccessfully challenged for IWGP Tag Team Championship against The Briscoe Brothers.[unreliable source] From November 18 to December 10, 2016, Page and Yujiro participated in World Tag League 2016 where they finished second in A Block with record of four wins and three losses, thus failing to advance to the final. On July 1, 2017, at G1 Special in USA, Page took part in a tournament to determine the inaugural IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion, but was eliminated in his first round match by Jay Lethal. On August 13, Page and Bullet Club stablemate Cody unsuccessfully challenged War Machine (Hanson and Raymond Rowe) for the IWGP Tag Team Championship. From November 18 through December 11, Page once again teamed with Yujiro Takahashi (somewhat-jokingly now called "Dick and Balls") for World Tag League 2017. They placed third in A Block with 8 points.
At the New Beginning in Sapporo, after Jay White defeated Kenny Omega for the IWGP Unites States Championship, Page went to challenge White for the title, but was interrupted by Omega, after which Cody attacked Omega. Page challenged White for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship at Strong Style Evolved, but was defeated. Throughout Bullet Club's Civil War, Page was the only member fully supporting Cody and his coup to become leader. Page's first main event singles match in NJPW came against Kenny Omega at Wrestling Dontaku 2018 where he lost to Omega. At Dominion 2018, Page, along with Cody and Marty Scurll, defeated the trio of Jushin Thunder Liger, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Rey Mysterio Jr.. Page and Scurll defeated Tanahashi and Kushida at the G1 Special in San Francisco. After Tama Tonga, Tonga Loa, and King Haku attacked Omega and the Young Bucks at the G1 Special in San Francisco, Page (along with Scurll, Chase Owens, Yujiro, and Cody) attempted to save The Elite only to be beaten down by the Tongans as well. Page participated in his first G1 Climax, G1 Climax 28, from July 14, 2018 through August 12, 2018. He placed second to last (ninth) in the A Block with 6 points. At King of Pro-Wrestling 2018 Page, along with Chase Owens and the Young Bucks, lost to the team of Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga, Tonga Loa and Taiji Ishimori.Page and Yujiro Takahashi (no longer called "Dick and Balls") placed tenth in World Tag League 2018 with 10 points. Page's last appearance in NJPW was on the Wrestle Kingdom 13 pre-show where Page, Scurll and Takahashi were the first team eliminated from the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship number one contender gauntlet match. After their elimination, an argument broke out between Page & Scurll, and Takahashi & Chase Owens leading to Owens and Takahashi leaving The Elite.
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (2018)
All In (2018)
All Elite Wrestling (2019–present)
In January 2019, Adam Page signed with All Elite Wrestling (AEW). Page was scheduled to face PAC at Double or Nothing after a confrontation between the two at an AEW press event. At the same press event, Page declared he wanted to be the first AEW Champion. However, in late May the match was cancelled due to "creative differences". As a result of the cancellation, a week before Double or Nothing they wrestled a match at Wrestle Gate Pro. In a surprise appearance, Page answered an open challenge from PAC that ended in disqualification with Page winning. After the match, PAC attacked Page's knee and said that his goal all along was to injure Page and with that done, he had no reason to show up at Double or Nothing. This was done to write the match off the card. Later that week on an episode of Being The Elite, Page was selling the knee injury and said he could not wrestle at Double or Nothing. However, at the event Page was a surprise entrant in the pre-show Casino Battle Royale for an AEW World Championship opportunity. He would go on to win the match, last eliminating MJF.
On the following Being the Elite, Page requested Nick Jackson to book a singles match with MJF for Fyter Fest. However, phone connection issues lead to Jackson booking a four-way match between Page, MJF, Jimmy Havoc and Jungle Boy. At the event on June 29, Page won the match after pinning Havoc. At Fight for the Fallen on July 13, Page defeated Kip Sabian. After the match, Page was attacked by Chris Jericho, who would be his opponent in the first-ever AEW World Championship match after Jericho defeated Kenny Omega at Double or Nothing. Page would sustain a legit laceration above his right eye as a result of the attack. At All Out, Page faced Jericho for the AEW World Championship; Jericho defeated him to become the inaugural champion. On the inaugural episode of AEW Dynamite on October 2, Page was defeated by PAC. Page would team with Dustin Rhodes on the October 9 episode of Dynamite against the team of Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara, now members of Jericho's Inner Circle stable, leading to a loss after page fought off interference from Inner Circle member Jake Hager. The next week, October 16, Page would team with Kenny Omega in a victory over PAC and Jon Moxley. On October 23 Page would stalk PAC after the latter's match with Moxley and demand a rematch against PAC at Full Gear on November 9. On October 30 Page would face Sammy Guevara in a singles match and win. On the November 6 episode of Dynamite Page would team again with Omega but lose to the team of Jericho and Guevara.
At Full Gear Hangman Page would defeat PAC via pinfall after hitting Deadeye.
Woltz is a graduate of Virginia Tech where he earned a bachelor's degree in communications in two years. Woltz was a full-time high school teacher, teaching journalism and graphic design, for five years while also wrestling. This was until his first tour with New Japan Pro-Wrestling in May 2016.
Championships and accomplishments
- All Elite Wrestling
- Men's Casino Battle Royal (2019)
- Allied Independent Wrestling Federations
- AIWF North American Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Jason Blade
- Carolina Wrestling Federation Mid-Atlantic
- Premiere Wrestling Xperience
- PWX Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Corey Hollis
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Ring of Honor
- WrestleForce Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Corey Hollis
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter
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