Christian Cage has discussed the talks he had with WWE after his Royal Rumble appearance before ultimately signing with All Elite Wrestling.
Cage debuted for AEW as the surprise ‘hall of fame worthy’ signee promised to appear at AEW Revolution. In a short debut, Cage would make his way to the ring before signing his AEW contract. He was due to speak on AEW Dynamite however, his time was interrupted by AEW Champion Kenny Omega, Don Callis, and The Good Brothers.
After Eddie Kingston and Jon Moxley came out to brawl with The Good Brothers, Cage calmly made his way to the ring where he came face to face with Omega. Omega would offer a handshake which Cage refused. The AEW Champion would then attempt a blindside attack which Cage turned into an ‘Unprettier’ attempt on Omega. Don Callis would pull Omega from the ring, saving him this time.
Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Christian Cage explained that he had held talks with WWE about signing with them. Cage had returned at the 2021 Royal Rumble as a surprise entrant in the men’s Rumble match. During that appearance, he would share an emotional embrace with long-time friend Edge.
Of the talks with WWE, Cage offered:
“There were some cordial talks, and I can’t really elaborate beyond that. I’m not sure where their heads were at creatively.”
Christian Cage then revealed that Jon Moxley was the one who prompted Cage to discuss his future with AEW President Tony Khan:
“Moxley is a good friend of mine, and he was saying, ‘You’re a free agent; you should at least have a conversation with Tony Khan. So I did.”
The rest is now history as Christian Cage looks forward to his future with All Elite Wrestling.