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Brian Cage explains why he was paired with Taz, why he left Impact Wrestling for AEW

Brian Cage is the guest this week on Vickie Guerrero’s “Excuse Me” podcast to talk about a variety of things including how he got from Impact Wrestling to All Elite Wrestling, his injuries, working with Taz and more.

Here are some highlights:

Brian Cage talked about his injuries at Impact Wrestling: “I suffered a couple injuries last year in Impact. I hurt my back and my hip. That was the first one. I worked through it. It was persistent. I won the world title there. I didn’t get to compete a lot. Coming back into it, I was having a lot of great matches there. People kept talking to me like I was super injury prone. There is a difference between being hurt and being injured. A lot of us are always hurt. I said I never had to have surgery in my entire career, no matter what injury I had. That was 3 days before I tore my bicep. It was awful. I was freaking out about it because it was the day before my last match at the PPV at Impact. Now, what am I going to do. No one is going to sign me if I have to have surgery. I wanted to go to AEW. I was getting offers from many places. I had two different doctors tell me I didn’t have to have surgery and I would be fine. I got an MRI anyway, just in case. Once my contract lapsed with Impact, I was talking with All Elite Wrestling. I was talking to Tony Khan and everything was looking good. I got an offer. I signed it. When I talked to Tony, he said, don’t worry about it, take your time, heal up, we want you to be part of the team.”

Cage is glad to be working with Tazz: “It’s been great. When they approached him about taking a manager role, he said he would only want to do it with Jeff Cobb or myself. I knew he was a great politiker. When you think Taz, you think ECW, suplexing everyone and the submissions. You don’t think of him being a great promo guy. Then, it wasn’t until I was standing next to him, that you realize, oh yea, he does pretty good promos too. It clicked very well, very fast.”

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