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Ethan Page Recalls His AEW Debut – “Only My Parents Knew”

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AEW Revolution was a night of surprises. From the arrival of Christian Cage to Ethan Page making his debut in the ‘Face Of The Revolution’ ladder match to determine the number one contender for the TNT Championship.

While “All Ego” Ethan Page didn’t go on to win the match, he showed exactly why he’s All Elite, with a very strong debut showing.

As Christian Cage prepares himself for his AEW in-ring debut on the March 31st episode of Dynamite, Page sat down with Chris Van Vliet to discuss his career to date and joining AEW.

Ethan Page revealed that only his parents knew about his surprise appearance, adding that it was a special moment for his father watching him take a clothesline from the great Jake “The Snake” Roberts.

“Nobody knew I was debuting other than my parents. So they got the pay-per-view at their house and threw a little pizza party. My daughter is there, my wife is there. They made an AEW cake with the world title on it, they all wore my T-Shirts. But I think for my dad to see Jake the Snake clothesline me on a pay-per-view is the most full circle moment, because my dad is the one that introduced me to wrestling. We would watch in the early 90’s, taking that line from Jake was cool for me, but I can’t imagine how cool it was from my father.”

Page went on to explain his thinking in turning down AEW, when they initially approached him as the promotion was getting off the ground. The former IMPACT Tag Team Champion that he felt he needed more experience, and now AEW will see the benefits.

“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.”

It has recently been announced that Page will face Cody Rhodes at AEW’s first ever non-televised house show, ‘The House Always Wins.’