Adam Copeland, renowned wrestling personality, has delivered an exclusive perspective on the liberating creative environment that All Elite Wrestling (AEW) offers and its transformative effect on Christian Cage; a wrestler famed for his dynamic character.
Christian Cage stunned the AEW fanbase with his surprise debut at Revolution in March 2021, confirming rumors that he inked a multi-year contract with the wrestling entity. Since then, his wrestling journey with AEW has been nothing short of astonishing, with intense storylines involving Jungle Boy Jack Perry and Luchasaurus, and an evolution culminating in his crowning as the TNT Champion.
October 2023 saw Copeland himself debuting at AEW WrestleDream, dramatically crossing paths with Cage again. This reunion prompted a candid interview on The Masked Man Show in which Copeland offered glowing tributes to Cage’s creative latitude in the AEW.
“I know this is [Cage] without the governor on him,” Copeland admitted, underscoring the artistic freedom AEW brings to the table. Cage’s unbound creativity influences not just the compelling storylines, but also the evolution of other AEW talents. As Copeland rightfully pointed out, “you can see already how much Luchasurus has grown.”
Cage’s growth, however, isn’t limited to his in-ring persona. His triumph as the TNT Champion has invoked profound emotional reactions from fans, proving that the audience has grown to care more about his character’s evolution than just his acrobatics akin to his notorious moonsaults. “They are starting to care about the character now, and that is the difference between being a wrestler and being over as a wrestler,” explained Copeland, incredibly proud of Cage’s accomplishments.
Copeland’s amicable attempt to reunite with Cage during his AEW Dynamite debut met with an unexpected twist. He reminisced, “Just on Wednesday, I had no idea what I was going to say when I went out there, but I had fifteen minutes to fill.” This turn of events resulted in a thrilling experience that spices up his run with AEW.
Fans are not the only ones praising Cage. The esteemed AEW roster has also accorded respect to him, with MJF dubbing his run as the “best of his entire career.”
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