Last night at the Revolution pay-per-view, former World Heavyweight Champion Christian Cage debuted as the mystery major star that Paul Wight had promised would be signing with AEW.
Following on from this, Fightful Select is reporting that people within WWE “weren’t aware” that Christian had signed with AEW, but weren’t too shocked as he wasn’t on TV following the Royal Rumble.
Christian made his AEW debut and signed with the company Sunday. Talent on the WWE side told us they weren’t aware for sure of the signing, but had their suspicions considering he was absent from programming since the Royal Rumble.
The site is also reporting that higher-ups within WWE were “let down” that Christian had decided to leave for AEW, but said that it’s their fault for not signing the former champion to a contract:
Higher ups in WWE told Fightful that Christian not being referenced on WWE TV wasn’t a coincidence and that while they were let down that Christian made the move, it was on the company for not having a contract locked down.
One talent we heard back from spoke highly of Christian as a person, and said that if it makes him happy, they’re happy for him.