My Adam Page Story and The Danger of Cultural Co-Optation

Apologies for the bad audio quality.


Are you an Adam Page fan? Let’s talk. Email or use the form on (If you’re in Southern California, let’s meet!) Let’s be our own Dark Order and support each other through this difficult time after he lost the championship to CM Punk.

I touch upon how Adam Page changed my life and how finding him and AEW helped rescue me from a “punk skateboarder church” cult-like group affiliated with the Calvary Chapel system. I also discuss how Hangman’s statements before the CM Punk match reflect the insidious nature of co-opting of alternative cultures like punk rock and skateboarding being taken over by outside forces.

My pre-match TikTok analysis is instructive here:

My article written pre-match for Pro Wrestling Musings: