“The Machine” Brian Cage, a prominent figure in All Elite Wrestling, currently holds the title of one-third of the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions and boasts a past as a Lucha Underground wrestler.
Cage has solidified his reputation within the wrestling industry through his unique combination of size and agility, executing maneuvers that only a select few athletes can match. While known for his unparalleled athleticism, it appears that over time, he has opted for a more grounded approach, reducing the frequency of his high-flying moves.
During an episode of the Wilde On podcast, Cage spoke to Taylor Wilde on a number of topics including how his style has changed over the years and how has only done a total of three dives in his AEW career.
“Also, a lot of people thought that I was this crazy high flyer. I’ve always been athletic and stuff, but I actually did more flips and tricks so to speak as I got bigger more so than I was smaller. I kinda just started trying it. I remember I did some stuff in FCW when I got signed when I was smaller, but just on the crash pad messing around, but I never really incorporated it in any of it or much of it. It really wasn’t until 2013 or 2014 until I started doing stuff. There was one six man match where I was like, ‘I’m gonna moonsault to the outside’ and everyone’s like, ‘What?’ It got such a huge reaction that I just kinda kept doing stuff and it would be so over because it’s my size doing it. Then I started doing it like all the time, way too often just to stand out and get more over. Now I do it very rarely. I think I’ve done a total of like three dives in my AEW career. I know everybody knows I can do it but since I don’t ever do it, when I do something, it’s like it’s the first time so it gets more of a reaction.”
Cage’s impact remains undeniable, leaving fans eagerly anticipating every rare and exhilarating moment he chooses to take flight in the squared circle. With his place as one-third of the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions and his involvement in the Mogul Embassy stable, the future holds even more exciting possibilities for this dynamic wrestler.
How do you feel about this shift in his wrestling style, and do you think it has contributed to his unique presence in AEW? Let us know in the comments.
H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes.