In a thrilling announcement on this week's "AEW Collision," "Hangman" Adam Page threw down the gauntlet for a Texas Death Match with rival Swerve Strickland at the upcoming AEW Full Gear event. This highly-anticipated match, confirmed later in the program, promises to be a highlight of the November 18 spectacle.
The tension between Page and Strickland has been escalating since their encounter at AEW WrestleDream in October. Strickland's controversial victory, aided by Prince Nana's crown, set the stage for a bitter rivalry. The feud intensified dramatically on the October 25 episode of "AEW Dynamite," with Strickland and Nana escalating their aggression by breaking into Page's home and approaching his son's crib, adding a deeply personal element to their conflict.
Page, no stranger to the brutal Texas Death Match format, is seeking retribution in a style where he has previously excelled. His first foray into this punishing match type saw him defend his AEW World Title against Lance Archer in February 2022 on "Dynamite." He repeated this feat against Adam Cole in April 2022 on "AEW Rampage." Most recently, Page emerged victorious from a Texas Death Match against Jon Moxley of the Blackpool Combat Club at AEW Revolution in March.
Full Gear: High-Stakes Lineup
AEW Full Gear is shaping up to be an event filled with high-stakes matches. MJF is set to defend the AEW World Title against Jay White, while Orange Cassidy puts his AEW International Title on the line against Moxley.
In the women's division, Hikaru Shida will defend her AEW Women's Title against the formidable "Timeless" Toni Storm. Additionally, an explosive tag team match will see Sting, Darby Allin, and Adam Copeland face off against TNT Champion Christian Cage, Nick Wayne, and Luchasaurus.
Rounding out the lineup, Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho are slated to challenge the Young Bucks. As Full Gear approaches, fans are buzzing with anticipation, particularly for the Texas Death Match between Page and Strickland, a battle that promises to be both a physical and emotional showdown.
This match not only symbolizes a quest for vengeance but also highlights the evolving dynamics and intense rivalries within AEW, keeping fans on the edge of their seats.