Rickey Shane Page discusses his time in AEW.
Throughout the history of the company, All Elite Wrestling has brought in many names that are not under contract to wrestle mostly enhancement matches. One of these names is noted independent star Rickey Shane Page, who has wrestled for the promotion on eight different occasions.
One of those matches came on the September 27th, 2021 episode of AEW Dark: Elevation. Alongside CPA and VSK, Page wrestled Paul Wight in a three on one handicap bout. The match was taped before the September 22 edition of AEW Dynamite, which took place at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
In a new interview with Fightful, Page talked about how the match came together and how he found out that he was wrestling Paul Wight.
"That is a crazy story, just in general of how it came together. So that was the first Arthur Ashe show, so there was like 20,000 people there. Oh, were you? Yeah, it was wild. So the day before the show, MJF called me and he was like, ‘Hey, what are you doing tomorrow?’ I was like, ‘Nothing. Why?’ He was like, ‘Can you be in New York?’ I was like, ‘Sure.’ I’m probably gonna get him in trouble, but he was like, ‘I told them you were in New York already, they need guys.’ I was like, ‘Okay.’ So I went literally took a shower,
spray tanned, packed my bag and just drove overnight to New York. I slept on Ethan Page’s hotel room floor and I woke up the next morning and I was having a free continental breakfast for a room that I didn’t
have at the hotel. Thank you, Tony Khan. I was eating and Aubrey, the ref, came up to me and she was like, ‘Oh, hey. Do you know what you’re doing today?’ I was like, ‘No.’ She’s like, ‘You’re wrestling Paul Wight.’ I was like, ‘Shut the fuck up. No, I’m not,’ and she was like, ‘Oh yeah.’ I was like, ‘Uh, okay.’ That’s literally how it happened. So shout out MJF. He’s always looking out for me. He’s the best. It was so cool. Paul’s great. He’s a super good brother."
Page also went on to reveal that Tony Khan was nice to him and that Khan let him watch the show's direction throughout some nights.
"Everybody at AEW is super nice. I don’t have anything bad to say about my time there. They were so good to me and Tony was so nice. He was just there, you know? You can go up and talk to him. A lot of times I would just stand in Gorilla position and watch him direct the show, ‘cause I’m very interested in that stuff. He was always cool with me standing there. I’m just an extra. I’m kind of in the way, but he’d let me sit there. I watched him do things. Super cool environment. Everybody was really rad and I got to wrestle some of my childhood [heroes]."
Elsewhere in the interview, Page discussed how his MLW contract offer came out of nowhere. To learn more, click here.
Fans can check out Rickey Shane Page on MLW Underground, which airs on REELZ every Tuesday night at 10 p.m. est. Fans can also support Ruthless Wrestling by clicking here.