Ricky Shane Page Remembers How MJF Got Him An AEW Match On Arthur Ashe Stadium – Wrestling Inc.
Sometimes all it takes is one phone call. Speaking recently, former GCW Champion, Ricky Shane Page”fighting “ About the phone call that led to his wild ride to AEW’s Arthur Ashe Stadium shows.
“The day before the show, I called BMGF and they were like, ‘Hey, what are you doing tomorrow?'” Page said. I was like, “Nothing?” And he was like, “Can you be in New York tomorrow?” And I said, “Sure.” He was like – I’m probably going to get him in trouble – but he said, “Good, I already told them you were in New York, they need guys.”
Then Page says he quickly packed up and applied a quick spray tan before driving to New York City for the night. “I slept in Ethan Page’s hotel room floor and woke up the next morning and was eating a free continental breakfast in a room I didn’t – thank you, Tony Khan.”
During his free breakfast, Page was approached by AEW referee Aubrey Edwards and informed him of his competition for the Arthur Ashe taping. “[Aubrey] He was like, “Do you know what to do today?” And I said, “No,” and she said, “You’re wrestling with Paul White.” I was like, “Shut up, no I’m not” and she was like, “Oh yeah.” This is what literally happened. Page credits MJF for putting him in a position to wrestle a childhood star In a three-on-one handicap match alongside CPA and VSK. “He’s always looking out for me.”
According to Page, the experience in AEW was great, noting that Paul White was “a pretty cool brother” and that AEW President Tony Khan let him sit in gorilla position and watch Khan run the show.