According to a report from SoCalUncensored, Brian Cage has reportedly come to terms with a deal with AEW. The deal is said to be a multi-year deal and he is to debut for the company soon. Earlier in the night, Cage went to a no-contest with Rob Van Dam at Impact’s Hard to Kill pay-per-view.
Cage, who became a free agent when his contract with Impact expired, reportedly received offers from Impact to stay and an offer to go to Ring of Honor but decided to go with AEW. The Ring of Honor contract offer is said to have been for the highest dollar amount, but they do not offer the exposure that AEW currently has.
Cage’s signing with AEW should not affect any of his previously scheduled independent wrestling bookings. He is scheduled to face David Starr at Bar Wrestling’s inter-promotional show with GCW on January 23, 2020, in Baldwin Park, CA.
S.A.M.’s Spiel: This is a good signing by AEW but I do wonder where he will fit in with the company. The man is talented but I do feel like AEW has been featuring the same talent over and over for a bit now so it will be interesting to see how they feature him. He will provide the company with someone of size and that is one thing that AEW does need. If booked right, Cage could be a big star for the company because he has size but moves like someone that is smaller than that.