“You’ve to Make the Best Choice” – Christian Cage on the Trend of WWE Legends Joining AEW

Published 03/25/2021, 10:30 PM EDT


All Elite Wrestling (AEW) has become a legitimate competition for WWE. The Jacksonville-based promotion has the money, the cable network, and top names. This makes them a direct threat to WWE, and its talent. Recently, the company scooped up two WWE Legends – the Big Show and Christian Cage.

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Christian Cage on AEW signing WWE veterans

In a recent interview with TV Insider, Christian Cage discussed a variety of topics. During the interview, TV Insider asked him if his and Big Show aka Paul Wight’s signing gives a message to the world that there are other options out there.

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Christian said, “I was a free agent. I wasn’t locked in anywhere before [signing with AEW]. I had the opportunity to explore all my options and did that.”

‘Captain Charisma’ then gave the example of his run in TNA (now IMPACT Wrestling). He said it was about believing in himself in 2005, and it is the same today.

CHRISTIAN – 25.09.2009 – WWE Smackdown et ECW Live Tour – Palais Nikaia de Nice, (Photo : Icon Sport via Getty Images)

“When I left WWE [for IMPACT Wrestling] in 2005, I believed in betting on yourself. You can’t go wrong when you do that. You have to make the best choice for you as a person and performer. For me, that choice was AEW,” said the former NWA World Heavyweight Champion.

Christian Cage made the shocking switch from WWE to AEW at Revolution on March 7th. No one saw it coming. Hence, his appearance sent shock-waves throughout the professional wrestling community. Not just his, but the Big Show’s announcement, too, came as an enormous surprise.

The former WWE World Heavyweight Champion retired quietly from in-ring competition after multiple injuries kept bothering him. He made his shocking return to action at the 2021 Royal Rumble, entering the match at #24.

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Everyone speculated Christian to make his way back in the main event scene, but he went to AEW instead.

Christian will make his AEW in-ring debut against former TNA/IMPACT Wrestling rival, Frankie Kazarian. This will be Christian’s first one-on-one match in seven long years!

It’s a no-brainer that he’s going to walk out with the victory. What everyone will look forward to is his in-ring work. Let’s see how that goes next week!

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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