Brian Cage has been a top name in professional wrestling since his rise through the ranks from the independent circuit. While now working for AEW, he made his name known during his time with Impact Wrestling. Even in AEW, he has made his presence known and went on to become the FTW Champion.
Back in Impact, Cage was involved in the World Championship picture with Sami Callihan and Tessa Blanchard. The title changed hands from Cage to Callihan to Blanchard.
Cage recently told Dynamite Download that eventually he was going to be involved in a feud with Blanchard for the championship. Cage revealed that he would have turned heel in the process. He, however, stated that being a babyface is more preferable to him.
“I enjoy being a face more. If I had stayed with IMPACT instead of going to AEW, I was going to turn heel and that would have been my perfect heel character because I was going to come out and celebrate with Tessa, and then I was going to take her head off. That was going to be a feud with Tessa, I would get my win back and the title from her. I’ve never been able to be this heel. Every time I’ve been a heel, it’s always to be the strong, silent, meathead, high school bully kind of heel, which I can’t stand. I fit the role, obviously, but it’s so stereotypical and vanilla to me. There aren’t different things you can do with it. I enjoy being a face because I like the excitement, intensity, and I can do more of my flashy moves. I’m not one who always buys into, ‘you can’t do that move because you’re heel.'”
It would have been interesting to see heel Brian Cage in that angle but since he doesn’t enjoy being the stereotypical bad guy, perhaps it was for the best that it didn’t happen. Cage has a lot to look forward to in AEW now.
h/t to Fightful for the transcription