Christian Cage has detailed what he was told by doctors as he attempted to get cleared to return to the wrestling ring after seven years out of the business.
Cage took part in his first official match since 2014 when he made a surprise entrance into the 2021 men’s Royal Rumble. Following that Christian Cage stunned the wrestling world when he debuted for All Elite Wrestling at their Revolution pay-per-view in March.
Speaking to ET Canada’s Shakiel Mahjouri, Cage revealed what the doctors told him as he tried to make his comeback to wrestling.
“So I went and got cleared on my own, and then WWE sent me to specialists in Pittsburgh and I went to the specialists’ really in-depth five-hour testing for these concussions. I saw three or four different specialists, I went in the gym and I did a full 45-minute workout for them. It was very thorough.”
“Both the doctors said the same thing, particularly the doctor I saw in Pittsburgh after the test. He said ‘I need you to go in the ring, if you’re going to do this and not worry about getting concussed again, because if you have anxiety about it, if it’s present in your mind, if it’s what you’re thinking about that you’re going to get hurt when you get in there, then you’re making yourself more susceptible to it.'”
“‘You have to go in there with all the confidence in the world that you’re just as good as you’ve ever been. As far as all the tests go and all the conversations and everything we’ve done here – you’re at no greater risk than you were at any other point of your life of this happening again. Could it happen again? Sure, but you’re not at any greater risk.’ So that just gave me all the confidence I needed, and honestly, I haven’t even thought about it – not once.”
Christian Cage had his first one-on-one match in seven years when he faced Frankie Kazarian on AEW Dynamite. After defeating Kazarian, Cage has been embroiled in a war of words with Taz. That then led to Cage defeating Team Taz member Powerhouse Hobbs.