All Elite Wrestling's (AEW) scene-stealer Christian Cage has solidified his top-tier status within the promotion. As the current TNT Champion and a formidable antagonist, Cage's regular appearances on AEW's broadcasts have become a staple for the franchise.
His alliance with the colossal Luchasaurus and the prodigious Nick Wayne has stirred the wrestling community, highlighting his role as a mentor to the emerging talents. The newly minted faction, dubbed 'The Patriarchy,' is gearing up for an explosive confrontation at Full Gear 2023.
Here, they will lock horns in a trios match with the likes of legends Sting and Darby Allin, alongside the acclaimed Adam Copeland—formerly known as Edge in the WWE rings. Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp broke the news about the faction's official name, lending an air of authority to Cage's protective persona over his cohorts.
The name also strategically plays on Cage's character, which has been nurturing and guiding his younger partners, mirroring a patriarchal role.
Wayne's Debut Triumph
In a recent high-stakes outing on Collision, 'The Patriarchy' rallied behind Wayne in his Collision singles debut against the charismatic Dalton Castle.
Wayne's performance was pivotal, marking his solo venture on the Saturday night slot with the same grit he displayed in his previous tag team challenge with Komander against Aussie Open. Despite a near-victory for Castle, Luchasaurus' timely interference turned the tide, enabling Wayne to clinch a win amid the tumult.
Wayne's induction into 'The Patriarchy' is a testament to his accelerated rise and evolving in-ring acumen.
Christian Cage's faction is called THE PATRIARCHY — Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) November 12, 2023
His controversial alliance switch at WrestleDream 2023, where he turned his back on former ally Darby Allin to side with Cage, has been a talking point among fans and pundits alike. His betrayal has not only added depth to his character arc but also reinforced the faction's prowess.
As anticipation mounts for their match on November 18, 2023, all eyes will be on 'The Patriarchy' to deliver a performance that meets the hype. Their success or failure will not only determine the faction's trajectory in AEW but also serve as a litmus test for Wayne's potential as the next breakout star. This bout is not just a match but a crucible for future legends to prove their mettle in the squared circle.