Christian Cage is undoubtedly one of the biggest heels in AEW right now, but he also has a lot of history with Adam Copeland. They began feuding almost immediately after Copeland came to AEW and now Copeland has likened him to a James Bond villain.

Throughout his career in WWE, Christian Cage was always seen as the weaker half of his team with Edge. Even then, Captain Charisma has carved his path in the world of professional wrestling and is now one of AEW’s most hated heels, largely thanks to his solid promo skills.

While speaking to Sports Illustrated, Adam Copeland made it clear he admires Christian’s heel persona. Copeland notes Christian’s commitment to the role, emphasizing that he fully embraces being a villain.

According to the Rated T Superstar, Christian Cage sees the fun in portraying a character like a Bond villain, even if it’s not traditionally considered cool.


He does this so well because he wants to be one,” said Copeland. “Somewhere along the way, that’s got lost. Heels became cooler than the babyface. That’s not how it should be. That’s not how he sees it, either. I mean, the man wears a cut-off turtleneck. There’s nothing cool about what he’s doing.

“He’s fully committed to it. He’s a Bond villain and loving it. It’s fun to be involved with.”

Christian Cage also signed long-term contract with AEW last year, so he will be sticking with the company for the foreseeable future. Copeland also called him out on Dynamite last week, so we’ll have to wait and see when the two will battle again in the future.

What do you think of what Adam Copeland had to say? Do you feel Christian Cage is AEW’s best heel right now? Let us know in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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