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Booker T Is Curious If Ethan Page Has The Intangibles To Succeed At The NXT Level

Booker T is looking for former All Elite Wrestling star Ethan Page to prove himself this weekend at NXT Battleground.

On the latest episode of The Hall of Fame Podcast, Booker T spoke about Ethan Page’s surprise NXT debut last week and questioned if Page has the intangibles to work at this level in the industry.

“[With] Ethan Page getting interjected right into the main event with Trick Williams in Vegas, in this moment, for me, if I’m Ethan Page, I’m like, ‘This is exactly the way I want to come back.’ Right in the mix, right in the middle of it,” Booker T said. “So, for me, that match right there has a lot of intrigue, man. Just because the way it came together out of nowhere.

“I didn’t even know it was gonna happen. The thing is, honestly, I talk about this all the time. Ethan Page isn’t a guy that AEW really, really put a whole lot of stock in, right? The reason I say that is he says when he popped up in NXT and boom, the camera revealed who he was, I knew exactly who he was. I didn’t have to think for a moment; I didn’t need any vignette to build him up or anything like that.

“I was like, ‘Oh man, it’s Ethan Page.’ It’s because in AEW, he was very vocal. Talk to my students about being vocal all the time. He was a guy that wanted to be a frontman. He was always talking, and you could tell he wanted to be the boss of his clique. So I think the thing with Ethan Page and Trick Williams, going into that match on Sunday, it’s going to really give me a chance to give Ethan Page a grade. I want to see how good he is.

“I want to see just how good this guy really is. He talks a good game, but for me, you gotta show me. So with Trick on Sunday, I’m gonna be looking for the intangibles, and I want to see if Ethan Page has the intangibles to work at this level, and after this Sunday, you guys will know because either he’ll be getting the thumbs up or the old thumbs down on Monday morning.” [H/T: Fightful]

Although Booker T mentions an NXT Championship match between Ethan Page and Trick Williams at Battleground, WWE has yet to announce it.

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