During the 25th episode of AEW‘s Saturday night wrestling show, “Death Before Dishonor,” they announced that Ethan Page would be fighting Leon Ruffin on next week’s show. This is a rematch from the July 13th episode of “AEW ‘Dark: Elevation,” where Page had beaten Ruffin in singles competition. The former “NXT” North American Champion debuted in AEW back in May, losing to Tony Nese. Since then, he has only appeared on episodes of “Dark” and “Dark: Elevation,” where he lost matches against The Acclaimed and The Gunn Club while teaming with the likes of Bear Country and Guego Del Sol.
Ethan Page has not been on “Dynamite” and “Rampage” since the Blood and Guts episode of “Dynamite,” where he lost to Orange Cassidy of the Best Friends. Since then, the former Impact World Tag Team Champion has been seen on “Dark: Elevation,” where he’s defeated Ruffin and even former WWE star Colin Delaney. Page, of course, has most notably been in a tag team in AEW with former TNT Champions Scorpio Sky.
AEW has added the previously announced Matt Sydal vs. Lee Moriarty to the Fight For The Fallen card. This match was brought up after Sydal challenged Moriarty to a match after he cheated to win against Dante Martin on last week’s episode of “Rampage,” using the ropes during an advantage. Like Moriarty and Sydal, this will be the first Fight for the Fallen show that Ethan Page and Leon Ruffin have participated in. This time last year, Ruffin was still making rounds in “NXT” and “205 Live” before being released by WWE, while Ethan Page did not participate in the event due to his contract with AEW which didn’t start until later that year.