WWE might have been looking Brian Cage’s way once again, but it seems that he has made a decision to stick around AEW. The Embassay member has officially inked a new deal with Tony Khan’s company.
Many fans wondered what was going to happen with Brian Cage. He was working on a handshake deal with Tony Khan, without a written contract, for a while. Then his team, The Embassay, retained their ROH Six Man Titles. That was followed by a merger with Swereve Scott on Rampage.
Sean Sapp noted behind Fightful’s paywall that Brian Cage has officially inked a new deal. The paperwork for a multi-year deal closed this week.
Fightful Select has learned that ROH Six-Man Tag Team Champion Brian Cage put pen to paper this week, and signed a long-term, multi-year deal to remain with All Elite Wrestling and Ring of Honor. Tony Khan told Fightful after ROH Supercard of Honor that he was hoping to keep Cage and the Embassy with the company for a long time.
Fightful noted in recent months that Cage’s deal was coming up. There were conflicting dates within the negotiations about how long Cage actually had committed on the deal, and he’d effectively became a free agent as of midnight after Supercard of Honor. We’re told that several top talent had pushed for Cage to re-sign, but there were also top talent in WWE who were angling for him to end up there. We’re told WWE had some interest in Cage, but he ended up liking the offer made by AEW. Cage worked with an agent throughout the process.
It was also noted that, “AEW worked hard to get the deal done in the last couple of weeks, and it was agreed upon in principle by the time creative was started with Swerve Strickland.” It seems that Brian Cage will continue in this new direction with Tony Khan’s company.
It appears that Brian Cage isn’t going anywhere. That really should come as no surprise, mainly because he would take such a greater risk signing with WWE, and Cage doesn’t want to take the chance of eventually being in a worse situation.
What’s your take on Brian Cage inking a new WWE deal? Do you think that he made the right call sticking with AEW? Sound off in the comments!