Brian Cage was the latest guest on the AEW Unrestricted podcast, during which he said that he’s achieved so much since leaving WWE that he’d be happy never going back.
He described on particular incident when he got concussed and his interactions with John Laurinaitis (Johnny Ace), saying:
“I fall backwards and my head falls down all three ropes. The next day, I was concussed. I asked Noble what happened and if he talked to Ace. He said he will try to talk to him and we will see what happens. End of the night, he never talked to him and he said, don’t worry, we have your information. We are going to Australia for a couple weeks. We will reach out to you, whatever. I’m thinking this sucks. I’m going to look for Ace. I keep seeing him. He was always talking to somebody. I said ok, forget it, I’m going for it. I walk up to him and say, excuse me, I don’t mean to interrupt. I put my hand out to shake his hand and he looked at me disgusted and said, well yea kid, that is what you’re doing and turned his back to me and walked away.
“I figured I would hang out and make the best of it. I did do some ring work that day because they didn’t know I was concussed. Ace tapped me on the shoulder. He said sorry I was a dick to you. Technically when you say, sorry, I didn’t mean to interrupt you, technically you are interrupting. He said, but I’m glad that you did, so I’m going to offer you a contract. So, he said do you want to go to Florida? I said yea. He said go find Carano, welcome to the team. I was 24 then. The whole WWE accomplishment was checked off. I got to experience that and it’s cool. But, after several back and forths, and ups and downs with them since being released from them, as soon as I let go of the need to be there, my life personally and professionally went so much better. I’m not some super anti-them and F them, but I’ve done well without them and so if I never have to go back there, I’m happy with that.”
Cage is set to challenge Jon Moxley for the AEW World Championship live on July 15 at the Fight for the Fallen show. The match was originally supposed to be taped on July 2 to air on July 8, but Jon Moxley couldn’t travel due to COVID-19 concerns.
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