Ethan Page has opened up about his recent AEW World Title match, stating that he intends to keep his promise to win gold.
On the July 1 edition of Collision, Page confronted MJF, cut a passionate promo about his sacrifices for AEW, then challenged MJF to a match for the AEW World Championship.
Page ultimately came up short, with MJF pinning him to walk out of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada with the AEW World Title.
In a post-match interview shared in the AEW mini documentary ‘All Ego Ethan Page Comes Home‘, Page noted that he previously promised his daughter that he’d win a championship in AEW.
Intending to keep that promise, he said:
“I did lose. I lost. I don’t think I came up short though. The worst thing is, everyone is going to say to me, ‘You almost touched the top. You were just this close. Everybody you love was there to see you win, but you came up short.’
“I did not come up short tonight. The record will show that Ethan Page lost to MJF for the AEW World Title in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, but I did not come up short.
“When I walked out, I knew I was fighting for myself, I was fighting for every single person that made sure I’d be in this position in the first place.
“Every single person from Hamilton, from the whole freakin’ country. My family was sitting in the front row and saw me almost reach greatness.
“You know what they also saw? They saw the referee ask me if I wanted to give up, multiple times, and every single time, I said ‘No.’ MJF had every opportunity to make me tap, make me quit. I refuse.
“I refused to give up! If I didn’t show you, if I didn’t show the locker room, if I didn’t show my people in Hamilton that I have what it takes to be a champion, sure, then I came up short.
“Tell me I came up short now. I gave everything I had. It breaks my heart to know that my family sat in the front row and saw me lose.
“On my way to the back, I stopped to talk to my daughter in the front row, and I told her that daddy was okay, this was not my last match, and I promised her that I would win gold in AEW. I don’t plan on breaking that f**king promise.”
MJF won the AEW World Championship from Jon Moxley at the November 2022 Full Gear pay-per-view.
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