Tully Blanchard debuted his newest protege at last night’s Ring of Honor pay-per-view. Supercard of Honor saw a lot of big surprises. One of them was Tully introducing Brian Cage as the latest member of the newly formed Tully Blanchard Enterprises stable.
Brian Cage recently re-signed with AEW. It was puzzling to a lot of fans, as Cage has not been used very much by Tony Khan’s company. There is a reason for all the mystery.
In the post-show media scrum, Tony Khan said this was the plan for Brian Cage since he found out he was purchasing ROH. Brian was left in the dark about the whole thing. It wasn’t because Khan didn’t want to tell him. Tony was subject to nondisclosure agreements during the purchase process.
“For Brian, I didn’t think it made sense for him around Taz and those guys anymore. I also thought him and Tully here could be a good situation, especially when FTR and Tully were done. It’s funny because with the situation of confidentiality and stuff, I couldn’t tell Brian I wanted to buy ROH and debut you and repackage you here until about a month ago.
It’s funny because Brian, gotta love Brian, he told the media I picked up his contract. I was like, ‘Jesus, Brian, why did you tell people that?’ I never told him not to, but I also couldn’t tell him what I was doing with it. But I should’ve told him not to. That being said, I think it was good because people wanted to see him come back and it made it that much better.”
Supercard of Honor also saw the surprise debut of Samoa Joe. After the event, Tony Khan announced that Joe was, indeed, All Elite. Now, it looks like Khan finally has some plans to use Brian Cage. A lot of wrestlers could see their profiles raised once ROH is back in full swing.
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