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Adam Page Talks About Using A Noose On Opponents

Posted By Caroline Walsh on 05/13/17

In an interview with Sporting News, Adam Page spoke about being in the Bullet Club, using a noose as a weapon and more. Here are highlights:

On being part of the Bullet Club: ďWeíve been seeing it for three years, four years now. I donít think Iíve been to a wrestling show in the past three or four years where there arenít a handful of people wearing a Bullet Club shirt. Anywhere. And Bullet Club isnít just a Ring of Honor or New Japan thing. Itís something that has pervaded every corner of wrestling. I knew that going in which made it all the more cool.Ē

On his first year in Ring of Honor: ďThat first year I was in Ring of Honor, maybe it wasnít even a year, I was wearing the trucker hat thing and wearing John Deere stuff because I felt like part of what made me different from a lot of guys was that I was kind of a good olí boy and a southern type of guy. I donít know if thatís something that resonates a lot with wrestling fans today. I found that out. That made me kind of bitter about wrestling because I felt like who I thought I was wasnít something those people were interested in. And that made me bitter. I kind of carried that bitterness for a long time. I think thatís starting to come out now in my work.Ē

On using a noose as a weapon: ďI expected this could go horribly wrong. I knew it was a chance I was going to take. Itís been OK. Every now and then, I get a tweet or something from somebody. I understand that for people who have dealt with suicide, friends or family or people who make a connection to the racial history of our country. I understand those things. Part of what Iíve tried to do since I became ĎHangmaní is try to give back to the world because I know I can make people feel a little more uncomfortable than maybe most wrestlers do. I had my first pair of Bullet Club gear a couple of months ago and I sold that on eBay and donating the money to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. I try to be very conscious of how I use who I am. In the few times that Iíve wrestled African-Americans, I make sure thatís not something I ever let enter peopleís mind. For the rest of my career, I want to keep away from that as much as I can.Ē