Ethan Page talks American Top Team in All Elite Wrestling.
Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky have been adopted by Dan Lambert and American Top Team on AEW television. The war of words they have had with Chris Jericho and the Inner Circle will culminate in a Minneapolis Street Fight at AEW Full Gear on Saturday, November 13.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp, Ethan Page spoke about how respectful all members of American Top Team have been towards the field of professional wrestling and how open they have all been towards critiques.
"Not only him, literally everyone that has come in with ATT has been the most respectful and open to, not critiques but, 'Hey, this is where the cameras are, this is how we do things here,' they've all been receptive and open to learn and give it a shot. The respect that everyone has shown to pro wrestling is mind-blowing, just knowing that these are elite killers who can do whatever they want and get away with it."
Without a doubt, Ethan Page says the standout newcomer from the whole angle is Paige VanZant. Ethan would go as far as to say that he wants to see Paige VanZant become a professional wrestler and officially join him and Scorpio Sky in the Men of the Year, changing the name to the People of the Year.
"Paige VanZant. It's a no-brainer. Her following online is perfect for it. The way she presents her social media, she's a great influencer and a fantastic athlete. Paige, if you're listening, you'll have a much longer career, you'll be on television longer, your name will be said longer. Just come to pro wrestling. Join the Men of the Year officially. We'll change the name. We'll be the People of the Year, I don't care. Whatever you want. She'd be awesome."
Ethan would also comment on Kayla Harrison. While Dan Lambert has said she would be perfect for the industry, Kayla has openly stated that she will not join pro wrestling, and that breaks Ethan's heart.
"I loved her. Once she got comfortable, I could tell she was enjoying herself and was like, 'this is fun.' I guess, the pro athlete in her, she can't lose that competition."
As for the negative feedback that the segments between American Top Team and the Inner Circle have received for some of their promo content, Ethan Page says he is not the best person to judge what is right or wrong in this case but he feels that the promos take him back to what he enjoyed as a kid.
"I don't think I'm the person to answer that. I get lost in it and what's happening with our stuff reminds me of the wrestling I watched as a kid. Does that mean it's right? No. The audience is the one that needs to decide. I take social media very lightly and think it's a small vocal minority that emphasizes certain points. If we go to an arena and Grand Slam, there are 20,000 fans. I don't think those 20,000 fans are on Twitter, never mind tweeting about the show. All I see is that when we go to the ring and Dan is talking, I literally can't hear him. I'm yelling in my promos because I can't hear myself. If we're only taking the opinion of the audience, we're doing our job well because they're booing us out of the building. I think things can be said differently sometimes, but that's not in my hands. I've been worried about saying the words 'tits,' so I'm not the judge of what is right or wrong because I get worried about everything."
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