Alex Shelley paid it forward and Ethan Page can only hope to do the same.
Shelley joined Page for a workout, which was filmed for Page's vlog. After the workout, the boys got in the vehicle and Page discussed a 2008 incident when he worked a show for Pro Wrestling LIVE in New Jersey. Page was seemingly not paid for the show by the promoter, but ended up making some money thanks to the kindness of Traci Brooks. In the vlog, it was revealed to Page that Shelley and others also chipped in.
"I was under the impression that Traci Brooks gave all of us money. I had no idea she collected all the cash out of the TNA boys to help us out. I didn't know it was a group effort," he said.
Shelley gave his side, saying, "It wasn't like she made us. I remember, specifically, they wanted me and Jimmy Rave teaming on that show. Jimmy and I, Traci as well -- when I first met Traci is was in Detroit at IWF, which was ECW referee AT Huck's promotion. I'm sure she wasn't making tons of money -- I think everybody has to pay dues to a point, but that situation was [bleep] and it was wrong, to run a show and know that you're not going to pay people, that's just inherently evil. Not to make excuses for anybody, but I think that promoter was special needs to a point."
Page said that the positive for him was that it set an example to pay it forward. Shelley mentioned that guys like CM Punk, Chris Hero, and Colt Cabana would look out for him when he was coming out and made sure to say that wrestlers shouldn't wrestle for free.
Page wrestled Corvis Fear on the night in a match which you can view by clicking here. Shelley teamed with Jimmy Rave, John Walters & Shannon Moore in the main event against Azrieal, Delirious, Justin Cage & Rob Eckos.
You can watch the entire vlog in the video above.
Though they were friends in the vlog, Shelley and Page were enemies on Tuesday when the Motor City Machine Guns took on The North for the IMPACT Tag Team Championships.
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