From the moment Pac (fka Neville in WWE) walked out at All Elite Wrestling’s introductory rally in Jacksonville this past January, fans have been looking forward to seeing the match he set-up with Adam “Hangman” Page at that event.
The bout was supposed to take place this Sat., May 25 at Double Or Nothing, AEW’s first pay-per-view (PPV). Instead, “creative differences” reportedly caused by Pac’s unwillingness to lose to Kenny Omega in a future All Elite program - at least while he’s the top champion in his home promotion, Japan’s Dragon Gate - caused the cancellation of that match.
As part of a make good to their fans, AEW released the Page vs. Pac showdown embedded above, which took place at a WrestleGate Pro show in Nottingham, England on May 18. The match, reportedly booked and paid for by Tony Khan’s company, ends in a disqualification victory for Hangman after Pac kicks the referee in the nethers, then uses a steel chair to attack the former Ring of Honor star, targeting his ankle. How it would set the stage for Saturday’s match is pretty clear, but that’s just a wrestling “what if?” now.
All Elite has already started presenting the alternate story they’ve come up with for Hangman in the most recent edition of Being The Elite. The new plan will include a new opponent for him at Double Or Nothing.
We’ll wait and see on that. In the meantime, enjoy the only Pac vs. Page match you’re going to see this week above.