On the occasion of Revolution, PPV sadly delivered to posterity with an embarrassing ending, Christian made his shocking debut in AEW, returning to using the name that had made him famous in TNA, or "Christian Cage". In recent weeks, discordant rumors have spread around his future in the ring, especially following his appearance at this year's Royal Rumble, where he became the protagonist of a great moment with Edge.
At 47, the former world champion felt the need to get back in the game and that's why he decided to sign with Tony Khan's company, where he will fight full time. To reveal it was the boss Tony Khan, interviewed by the main wrestling magazines immediately after the PPV: "He was interested in fighting on a regular basis and called me saying he would like to come to us in AEW.
I promptly replied to him stating that it would have been great for us to have him on the roster and from there the conversations began. Everything went well in a very short time and I think we will do great things together."
What's next for "Instant Classic" Christian Cage in AEW?
Christian debuted in TNA in 2005, on the occasion of the PPV "Genesis" and remained there for several years, before returning to WWE in 2009.
Many believe that the best period of his career was where he was able to prove to everyone that he is a main eventer, taking on the likes of Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, Sting and Jeff Jarrett. There were many who thought that Captain Charisma would only be a part-timer, like what Big Show should be in AEW, but apparently, it won't.
In this case, Jon Moxley proved to be prophetic, because he was the one who suggested his debut at the court of Tony Khan. His best friend Edge also had conversations with AEW before returning to WWE wrestling. The negotiations, however, had never reached an advanced stage and the Rated R Superstar had simply used the federation as leverage to secure a higher-paying contract than at the Stamford-based federation.
Christian Cage has had a legendary wrestling career starting all the way back in 1994. He has wrestled for several wrestling promotions including TNA, NJPW, and most notably, WWE. However, wrestling for decades did take a toll on his body, especially because of his high-flying and risk-taking style.
Due to multiple concussions and other injuries, Christian Cage officially announced his in-ring retirement in 2015. He did not really get any proper farewell match and his in-ring career ended pretty abruptly and not in a great way.
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