ROH Debut: Champions v. All Stars 2011 undercard (January 14, 2011)
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Hailing from Aaron’s Creek, Virginia, Adam Page has everything you would want in a blue chip prospect. Trained by the legendary “Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant, Page broke in to pro wrestling in 2008.
Through hard work and dedication, he earned himself a chance in a pre-show match on the January 14, 2011 Ring of Honor Champions vs. All Stars card in Richmond, VA. Page teamed with Cedric Alexander in a losing effort to Bobby Shields & Orion Bishop. Even with the loss, he made sure to make a lasting impression.
During 2012, Page would make various appearances and impressed every time out.
His tenacity paid off in 2013. He was invited to by ROH officials to take part in the 2013 Top Prospect Tournament. He faced off with Silas Young in the opening round. He failed to advanced, but earned the respect of the ROH fans.
He made his ROH iPPV debut at the 11th Anniversary show in a six man mayhem match that featured Q.T. Marshall, Silas Young, Mike Sydal and TaDarius Thomas and ACH. Page once again used this opportunity to showcase his hard-hitting, intense style.
In a sign of his growing talent level, he received his first championship opportunity on November 2, 2013 against then ROH World Television Champion Matt Taven. He may not have come out victorious, but many point to this match up as Page turning the corner towards greatness.
The first Final Battle appearance for him came at Final Battle 2013. He faced off with Matt Hardy in hard hitting match-up, which Page pushed Hardy to his furthest limits.
In January of 2014 a group known as The Decade stepped forward. Founded by ROH veterans Jimmy Jacobs, Roderick Strong and Whitmer,
The Decade represents anger and frustration with returning talent to ROH and those who they feel do not deserve their respect. It was Whitmer who noticed Page had something special. Whitmer pointed out Page’s intensity and desire to learn as reasons he stood out.
On March 7, 2014 Page joined The Decade as a ‘young boy’, Soon after he was joined by Tadarius Thomas. Young boys are a tradition in Japan, which involve younger talent handling tasks for veterans while essentially learning their craft. You are no longer considered a ‘young boy‘when the veteran talent believes you have earned their respect.
Page would question Tadarius’ dedication to learning and eventually turn on him in September of 2014. Taking the initiative to get rid of Thomas further proved his dedication to The Decade.
On October 25, 2014 in Lakeland, Florida, During a six man tag team matchup featuring Strong, Whitmer and Page against Caprice Coleman, Will Ferrara and Tadarius Thomas. Page attempted to give Roderick Strong a steel chair to use during a match and Strong threw it down, Caprice rolled Strong up for the win. Strong didn’t agree with Page trying to assert himself and attempted to handle the situation. BJ Whitmer and Page would then attack Strong. They announced that Strong was no longer in The Decade.
BJ Whitmer followed this up by approving Page as a full fledge member of The Decade.
He would go on to face Roderick Strong in a hard hitting match at Final Battle 2014. While Page did not win, he most certainly earned the respect of veteran Strong.
No longer just a prospect, it is very fair to say Adam Page has a future as a main event superstar in Ring of Honor!