Stephen Blake Woltz (born July 27, 1991) is an American
professional wrestler currently signed to
All Elite Wrestling (AEW) under the ring name "Hangman" Adam Page,
where he is one-half of the current AEW World Tag Team Champions
with The Elite stablemate Kenny Omega in his first reign.
He is best known for his work in Ring of Honor (ROH) and
New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), where he used the ring nam
Hangman Page. Page is a former ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champion.
Professional Wrestling Career
Woltz's ring name, Adam Page, came from the combination of the first name of a childhood friend, and the last name of Led Zeppelin member, Jimmy Page.
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.
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. On G1 Climax 26 Finals Page and Yujiro unsuccessfully challenged for IWGP Tag Team Championship against The Briscoe Brothers. 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)
In April 2018, Page made his debut for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) at the first night of All-Star Weekend 14. Page fought then PWG World Champion, Keith Lee in a losing effort.
All In (2018)
On September 1, Page appeared at All In, where he defeated Joey Janela in a Chicago Street Fight.
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 conference in January. However, in May the match was cancelled due to "creative differences". A week before Double or Nothing at Wrestle Gate Pro, Page made a surprise appearance and answered an open challenge from Pac that ended in
disqualification with Page winning. After the match, Pac attacked Page's knee. Despite his knee injury, Page was a surprise entrant in the pre-show Casino Battle Royale at Double or Nothing, where he last eliminated MJF to win and get an AEW World Championship opportunity. On August 31 at All Out, Page faced Chris 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. At Full Gear on November 9, Page would defeat Pac via pinfall to end the feud. On the November 20 episode of Dynamite, Page competed in the inaugural Dynamite Dozen Battle Royale, where he and MJF were the final two competitors remaining in the match. However, the following week on Dynamite, Page was defeated by MJF in a match where
the winner would receive the Dynamite Diamond Ring.
At Bash at the Beach on January 15, 2020, Page teamed with Kenny Omega to win a four-way tag team match to become the number one contenders for the AEW World Tag Team Championship. On the January 22 episode of Dynamite, Page and Omega defeated SoCal Uncensored (Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) to win the tag team championship, marking the first ever title change in AEW history. At Revolution on February 29, 2020, Page and Omega retained their title against The Young Bucks.
Woltz has been married to his wife Amanda since 2016. He 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.