After his surprise return from retirement in January’s Royal Rumble match, Christian Cage was able to shock the wrestling world again after signing with AEW a few months later.
Cage’s return was his first match since being forced to retire 7 years ago. The move shattered any chances of him and long-time friend Edge reuniting for a future tag-team run in WWE with Cage’s AEW signing rewriting the history around their shared embrace in the Rumble, instead serving as a goodbye instead of a welcome back.
When asked about Cage’s move to AEW during an interview with the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast, Edge had the following to say.
“I’m not bummed. I want him to be happy and I want him to get the respect that he deserves because I’d like for him to get the on-air respect that the locker room shows him. If you ask anyone within our industry, he’s a name where people go, ‘Man, that dude.’ Watch Steve [Austin] and Randy [Orton] talk about [Christian] and what he brings to the table. I want him to be wherever he’s going to get that respect. Whatever the initials are, he’s my best friend and I want him to be happy and do what I’m hopefully able to do, which is go out on your own terms and see this thing through properly instead of ‘you’re done.’ We’ve both been in that scenario.” – Edge via Sports Illustrated Media Podcast
Edge is set to main event night 2 of Wrestlemania 37 with Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan in a triple threat for the WWE Universal Championship, whereas Christian Cage has hinted at challenging Kenny Omega for the AEW World title in the future.
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For the full interview: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wwe-superstar-edge-on-injury-wrestlemania/id997819235?i=1000515074242