Current ROH Champion’s Contract Set To Expire Soon, WWE Gauging Interest

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According to a recent report, the contract expiration of one of ROH’s current title holders is looming.

Fightful Select reports that Brian Cage, who is one third of the Ring of Honor Six Man Tag Team Champions alongside fellow Embassy members Bishop Kaun and Toa Liona, will see his AEW contract expire in a matter of weeks after signing with the company back in 2020.

Continuing, the report notes that Cage’s contract was originally set to expire last year before the company decided to renew it. According to the report, Cage was pleasantly surprised that his option was picked up for another year as he hadn’t been featured on television for a number of months.

The Fightful Select report also reveals that feelers within WWE are gauging interest in the star, though there is no confirmation of particular interest on either the part of the sports entertainment giant or Cage himself. According to Fightful, Cage has been highly praised for his work since returning to television in mid-2022.

Brian Cage And The Embassy Won The Ring Of Honor Six Man Tag Team Championship At ROH Final Battle

Cage formed an alliance with Gates of Agony members Toa Liona and Bishop Kaun back in the summer of 2022, and after Prince Nana bought the rights to the group from the departing Tully Blanchard, they became collectively known as The Embassy.

At Final Battle, the trio took on Dalton Castle and The Boys for the ROH Six Man Tag Team Championship and managed to unseat the former champions, marking Brian Cage’s first ROH title win. He previously held the FTW Championship in AEW.

Cage began his AEW career in 2020 when he debuted as the surprise final entrant in the Casino Ladder Match at Double or Nothing, winning the match and a shot at then-AEW Champion Jon Moxley. Despite being unable to defeat Moxley, he had been awarded the FTW Championship by Taz, who also accompanied him in his debut. In July of 2021, Cage lost the FTW Championship to fellow Team Taz member Ricky Starks, ending his alliance with the team as he turned babyface.

After sporadic appearances following his title loss, the behemoth disappeared from television for a number of months leading into 2022, but that April saw him appear at ROH Supercard of Honor XV, establishing himself as a Ring of Honor talent after AEW President Tony Khan purchased the company.