All Elite Wrestling signs former WWE world champion Christain under the new name Christian Cage. The blockbuster news was announced at the Sunday pay-per-view Revolution.
Cage originally went with the longer name in the initial stage of his wrestling career but shortened it when he joined World Wrestling Federation in the ’90s. It seems like the veteran wrestler will be following an old pattern in his newest chapter of wrestling.
The 47-year-old wrestler also featured in January’s Royal Rumble, the first pay-per-view of the year which was won by his long-time tag-team partner Edge. Cage didn’t wrestle since 2014, he made a decision of stepping away from wrestling due to injuries and especially over concussion concerns.
When Christian was a guest on Booker T’s Hall of Fame show in 2020, he revealed his chances of returning to the ring is very less and his history of concussions has ended his career.
“I don’t see it happening,” he said. “I’m medically disqualified. I’m not sure how or what can get me cleared.”
AEW President Tony Khan didn’t back away from hyping up the much-awaited surprise announcement on the company’s AEW Unrestricted podcast. Khan said “a major star in the world of wrestling, a huge, huge star, is gonna come and sign a multi-year contract with AEW” while speaking on the Sunday event.
Ethan Page made his AEW debut as the surprise final entrant in a six-man ladder match, the winner of the match would get a title shot at the TNT Championship at a later date.