Ethan Page Reveals Details Behind His AEW Debut
All Ego joined the company at AEW Revolution
Ethan Page has only been a part of the AEW roster for a few months now, but has already left his mark through his brutal ongoing rivalry with Darby Allin.
While life in AEW started hot before cooling off and coming back again, All Ego is firmly cemented in the company despite his debut for the promotion being fairly last minute.
Talking on the AEW Unrestricted podcast, Page detailed how his debut came about:
“Probably a week or less before the match. I was given the date and start time, but it was up in the air because of the whole visa process. So before it was actually confirmed, which is literally probably about a week before, it was just a hope and a dream, which is a lot in pro wrestling, until it happens, it might not happen.”
Page had previously wrestled for IMPACT as part of The North with Josh Alexander, before seemingly being killed off by the Karate Man.
“Honestly, the hardest part for me was between my previous employment, which was all pre-taped. The last thing I did in a ring was in November and the PPV was in early March,” Page noted. “There’s a big downtime, maybe about four months of not being active in the ring.
“I had to book private sessions in a closed-down wrestling school, during a pandemic, and Canada is very high restriction level. I’m trying to manage that, have a training partner that I trust that will keep a secret or not care why he’s coming to train with me.
“Then from there manage to come all the way from Canada to Jacksonville and not be spotted, and I think this was one of the first real openings of the crowd for AEW where they had people traveling into Jacksonville to see the show because I did get spotted at the airport and felt like such a dick that I just ignored this fan and just kept walking. And thank goodness the masks are there too because maybe there was a question of, was that really him, but it was stressful.”
Page signing with AEW was in the works for a long time, with All Ego earmarked to join the company before it even got off the ground: “There was interest originally before the company even opened. People didn’t know that I was under contract with Impact,” Page revealed. “They thought that it was a per date thing, and I kind of had to give them the, ‘Oh sorry, I’m locked up for a little while,’ and that was Cody that originally reached out to me, but then as time went by, my contract was coming to an end with my previous employer. And it was actually Matt Jackson that finally got things moving and locked me in.”
H/T: Wrestling Inc.