Brian Cage has opened up on his decision to sign with AEW instead of going to WWE.
Cage made his AEW debut at the Double or Nothing pay-per-view event when he was revealed as the mystery competitor in the Casino Ladder Match.
As a result of winning the match, Cage earned the right to challenge Jon Moxley for the AEW World Heavyweight Title. That match will air on Wednesday’s episode of AEW Dynamite.
The former Impact Wrestling star talked about the career change in an interview with TSN.com. He did admit that there were several factors in the call but at the end of the day, he had more personal desire to go to AEW than anywhere else.
“There were multiple factors. I think just overall, it was the cool, new thing that everybody wants to be a part of, obviously, but to be able to break through the reach I’d already done – the Ring of Honor crowd, the Impact crowd, and so on. And I felt like I needed to go to a bigger, national scene like an AEW.”
Cage continued, “And another big thing was AEW had the most unique, cooler [potential] matches, if you will, and all of them would be first-time ever matches, whereas everywhere else would have been repeats and not as exciting. And if I were to go to WWE, I wouldn’t have as much creative control. That, artistically speaking, was a big reason why. I’m going to go to a place where I can showcase my abilities and have the most fun, intriguing matches and I had more personal desire to go to AEW than anywhere else.”
Cage also talked about being paired with Taz, his torn bicep injury, and more. Check out the full interview here.