Ethan Page: I've Been Working Out Hard To Prepare For Facing Bandido, I Need To Be Able To Keep Up

Ethan Page is prepared for the rest of the AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament, in more ways than one.

Page received a breakout opportunity when he was announced for the tournament, and he defeated Eddie Kingston on the November 6 episode of AEW Dynamite to advance to the next round. On the November 16 episode, he will face Bandido in a semifinal bout. With a win, he will move on to the finals at AEW Full Gear.

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Speaking with Bill Pritchard of WrestleZone, Page discussed his preparation for his match against Bandido. He revealed that he intentionally put on five pounds ahead of his clash with Kingston, but now he's working hard to get in excellent shape in order to counter Bandido's athleticism.

"The Eddie match, I actually forced myself to put on five pounds because I figured it’d be harder to lift him. He’s one of the hardest-hitting guys on the show. I was like alright, I’m gonna have to show up a little heavier for this. The Bandido match, I’ve been doing two-a-day workouts leading up to Dynamite. Every morning, I’m lifting weights, and every night I’m doing 40 minutes of cardio just in preparation for someone of his caliber, the athleticism that he brings to the ring. He’s fast as hell and literally gorilla pressed RUSH, did a stalling suplex to Chris Jericho. So he’s a strong dude, too. I knew I had to bring something completely different to the table this coming Wednesday, and my body is a big part of that. I want to be able to keep up and to perform at the level that I’m expected. Bandido is one of those performers that I’m gonna have to [do] two workouts a day to get ready for," Page said.

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Page noted that he wants there to be a visible difference in his body and his wrestling style on Wednesday night. He then stated that he is prepared for his potential victory, as he has ordered four pairs of trunks, which would get him through the duration of the tournament.

“The clothes and the backstage, I try and put attention to every detail humanly possible. Obviously I have no clue if I’m gonna walk out of Wednesday the winner or not, but I want everyone to know, I have ordered four pairs of tights. Just in case Ethan Page makes it all the way to the title match. I have a fresh pair of attire for every single match. I’m going all out. If this is the chance that they’re gonna give me the ball, alright, I’m gonna dunk it. That’s my thought at least. Every aspect of this. Plus, if ‘Macho Man’ could wear three different pairs of gear in one tournament on the same day, I could do it over a couple weeks," Page said.

Page previously described how he wants a long career with AEW. Check out his comments here.

Check out the card for the November 16 episode of AEW Dynamite here. Fightful will have coverage of the show as it airs.

Check out the card for AEW Full Gear here.

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