Ethan Page has opened up about initially not joining AEW, instead preferring to remain with IMPACT Wrestling.
Page eventually made his debut for the company at AEW Revolution, competing in the six-man ‘Face Of The Revolution’ ladder match. While he didn’t quite clinch victory that night, Page appears to have quickly settled into his new role on AEW Dynamite.
However, things could have worked out a little differently. Appearing on Insight with Chris Van Vliet, “All Ego” revealed that he had spoken to AEW much earlier. Reflecting on the situation, Page recalled having a conversation with AEW, but felt that staying in IMPACT helped him as a performer. Something he says will now benefit his new employers.
“I know there was definitely interest, but at the time I was under contract with IMPACT, so it was not really a possibility. But yes, I was I guess spoken to, to see what my situation was. But me personally, I’m very glad with the way it played out and getting to have those years with IMPACT Wrestling. It was an experience that I kind of needed, to grow personally and professionally. It’s like to get those reps in, to get comfortable being on television, timing, cues all that stuff. It made me a better performer in the end, and I think AEW will benefit from that now that I did have those experiences.”
During the interview, Ethan Page also reflected on his surprise debut at Revolution. The former IMPACT Tag Team Champion revealed that only his parents knew about his appearance.
It has recently been announced that Page will face Cody Rhodes at AEW’s first ever non-televised house show, ‘The House Always Wins.’