“He Ran Away”- Paul Heyman takes a Shot at New AEW Signing Christian Cage

Published 03/14/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
Professional Wrestling: WWE SummerSlam: Commentator Paul Heyman introducing match at Barclays Center. Brooklyn, NY 8/20/2017 CREDIT: Chad Matthew Carlson (Photo by Chad Matthew Carlson /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) (Set Number: X161332 TK1 )


The world of wrestling has never been more interesting. Since Edge won the 2021 Royal Rumble, surprises have kept on coming. Bobby Lashley’s WWE Title win, Big Show’s AEW debut, and of course, the rebirth of Christian Cage. His AEW debut generated the biggest news in a month of absolute brilliant wrestling. However, Paul Heyman has a different view about the matter.

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Paul Heyman takes a shot at Christian Cage

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Christian returned at the Royal Rumble and seemed like a big player for WWE in 2021. However, his contract talks fell through and he went to AEW. Undoubtedly, Christian is a huge signing for AEW, but he’s an enormous loss for WWE. On Talking Smack, Paul Heyman began the burying process.

Heyman’s newest client Roman Reigns faces Christian’s best friend, Edge, at WrestleMania. That dream match is in jeopardy with Daniel Bryan trying to squeeze his way into a WrestleMania main event. Despite that, Heyman’s primary focus remains the Rated-R Superstar.

“Edge, your best friend in this world knew he was going to become Roman Reigns’ target just to get into your head. What did he do? He ran away before Roman Reigns could target him. How many of your ‘Christians’ need to convert before you realize it’s not smart to piss off Roman Reigns? You, Edge, have pissed off Roman Reigns.”

This verbal barb aimed at Edge did as much damage to Captain Charisma as well. It should upset WWE that their most decorated star joined a rival promotion, warranting the reaction from Paul Heyman. This might seem petty, but kudos to Paul Heyman for maintaining kayfabe in the most delicate and fourth wall-breaking promos.

Roman Reigns vs Daniel Bryan booked for Fastlane

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Daniel Bryan defeated Jey Uso in a terrific steel cage match to become the No.1 Contender for the WWE Universal Championship. On the recent episode of SmackDown, Bryan and Reigns signed the contract for their match at Fastlane. However, things took a twist when Bryan angered Reigns and Jey Uso.

Uso claimed he will be the enforcer around the ring during their match at Fastlane, but the Rated-R Superstar had other ideas. Edge marched down to the ring and announced his intention to face Jey next week; the winner becomes the enforcer for the Fastlane match.

Adam Pearce booked the match immediately, which makes next week’s SmackDown a must-watch. Along with Sasha Banks vs Nia Jax for the Women’s Title, we will see Edge’s first match on SmackDown in eleven years.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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