Ethan Page is drawing a considerable amount of attention to his contract status at this point in his career. January 1st, 2021 will likely see Ethan Page as a free agent. He has yet to sign a new contract as of this writing, and the same can be said about Karate Man.
Page’s alter ego Karate Man showed up on Impact Wrestling this week. Josh Alexander then begged Page to “get some help.” The Karate Man apparently has no company bonds because he can show up anywhere.
While speaking to Bodyslam.net’s The Push podcast, Ethan Page explained that Karate Man is his own original character. He can do whatever he likes with it. Karate Man has fought MMA fighters at indie shows in the past, and he’s taken on challenges at TalkNShopAMana as well. He is very unpredictable and could have an origin story film in his future as well.
“Here’s the thing, Karate Man is mine. It’s a Played By Julian original. It’s a character that’s got a mind of it’s own with no allegiance to any place…he could show up anywhere and do anything. I think it’s one of those characters that’s going to just freely pass through as many places as possible. He’s been on Talk N Shop A Mania, he’s always popping up on my vlog and YouTube specials…he’s had matches at independent wrestling events against UFC fighters! Karate Man has a life of its own. It’s going to be interesting over the course of time to see how the character evolves and where he pops up…in a dream scenario by the end of 2021 I’ll be able to do a legitimate short film for the Karate Man, like an origin story or [something].”
Ethan Page was reportedly talking to AEW, WWE and MLW over the summer. His next contract move could be a very big one. It’s up in the air as to what he will do, but Page also made it 100% clear that no matter what he decides, the North is not breaking up.