Ethan Page: I Wasn't Making Much During The Pandemic, Karate Man Was Out Of Necessity

Ethan Page wasn't always able to appear on IMPACT television during the pandemic due to travel restrictions while he was in Canada.

As a result, Page went in a different direction with his free time, creating the Karate Man, which eventually made its way onto IMPACT TV.

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Speaking on DAE On Demand, Page discussed battling himself as the Karate Man.

"If you're going to go look for one of those matches, make sure it's mine that I shot and edited on my YouTube page. Check that one out of the two. It was honestly out of necessity. I wasn't really making that much money during my time during the pandemic, things were rough. So, I decided to create an alter ego to create a feud with myself so I could have dueling merch and someone would buy a Karate Man shirt or an Ethan Page shirt and pick their favorite. It was more out of survival and that's when the best ideas come when you need them," he said.

IMPACT aired a version of Page vs. Karate Man at Hard To Kill, which Page called "hot garbage." The bout ended up being Page's last match on IMPACT before his joined AEW.

Elsewhere during the interview, Page discussed how AEW helps with mental health. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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