Christian Cage is a former WWE wrestler and he spoke about his AEW debut. Cage was a very famous WWE wrestler and was well-known for his work in tag teams. He won the WWE tag team titles multiple times along with his long-time partner Edge.
Edge is a WWE Hall of Famer and he made his return nearly 2 years ago after nearly a decade. Paul Wight, fka The Big Show, played an important role in Cage’s debut. Unlike Sting’s debut, Cage’s debut was not a complete surprise.
Cage was on the Talk is Jericho podcast where he spoke about his contract status at the time.
Christian Cage Speaks About His Contract Status Before His AEW Debut
“We had some discussions about how it was going to go down, and when he (Tony Khan) and I talked, we kind of had talked about it being a surprise, and having that kind of element of just showing up, and surprising everyone and doing it that way,” Christian Cage said.
“It’s funny on Wednesday, on Dynamite when [Paul Wight] made that announcement, I wasn’t signed yet. We had talked about it, but it actually wasn’t a physically signed deal at that point in time. There’s benefits of doing it both ways.
At the end of the day, Tony’s a promoter, and he has to promote his pay-per-view coming up, so I get why he went the direction that I did. All I can do is trust Tony’s vision and what he wanted, and Tony is a very passionate guy about every single performer on his roster.
He cares about every single person, so he’s not going to try to put anybody in a bad spot coming in by any means. I trust his vision. I know there was a little bit about the surprise and this and that. It wasn’t The Rock.
It wasn’t Goldberg or whatever, but here’s the thing too, I don’t think it’s any secret that wrestling fans are very opinionated, and when you light a spark, it turns into a wildfire no matter what.
So it doesn’t matter who showed up. There was going to be people that were disappointed or whatever. When you make that kind of announcement, you’re giving people the option to pick who they think should be over there, who they want to be and all those sorts of things. So at the end of the day, I don’t care because I know once I get in the ring, what I’m going to do.