Brian Cage honed his craft in various promotions before debuting in AEW a couple of years ago. The Machine is certainly a very talented in-ring performer, especially for a man of his size. Cage under Vince McMahon’s umbrella years ago, and he was also shocked by his WWE release.
The Machine was signed to WWE as part of their developmental system, Florida Championship Wrestling, back in 2008. Cage’s ring name was Kris Logan, which was a homage to Chris Kanyon and Wolverine. Cage even won the FCW Tag Team Titles with Justin Gabriel but was released by the company in September 2009.
While speaking on the Going Broadway podcast, Brian Cage talked about his time in WWE’s developmental system. Cage admitted that he was completely shocked after WWE released him back in 2009.
“Getting released was such a shocker to me. I remember – this doesn’t do anything for me – but literally, everyone was behind the scenes, they came in and they said one of us was going on the road. Like, literally, everyone thought it was me just for how well I was doing, how I was killing it. I also knew I was up for a raise. So, I’m at the gym and they just talk about that, all the coaches at FCW, and how one of us is going on the road next week.
He goes, ‘So we’re going to have to come to terms with your release.’ This is the phone and I’m, like, [pulls the phone away from his ear to look at it], and I look at it to make sure it’s the right number that I’m talking to. Again, I’m not trying to be like a smarta** or whatever. This, I’m just legitimate shocked.”
Brian Cage also recently assured fans he has a plan for his return to AEW television. We’ll have to wait and see when Cage will make his AEW return.
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