Top AEW Star “The Machine” Brian Cage was recently a guest on the AEW Unrestricted podcast where he revealed that he was originally supposed to make his All Elite Wrestling in-ring debut back in the company’s 2019 Double Or Nothing PPV Event, but he was pulled by IMPACT Wrestling at the time he was their IMPACT Wrestling World Champion.
Brian Cage said that he was supposed to be a surprise contestant in the Buy-In Pre-Show Battle Royale, but he understands where IMPACT Wrestling is coming from.
This is what Brian Cage said:
“I was actually supposed to be on Double Or Nothing last year in the Battle Royale also as a surprise. It was about 90 minutes until showtime, I remember a lot of people in the Battle Royale didn’t know and I was so stoked because almost nothing is kept a secret in wrestling anymore. Nobody knew I was supposed to be in that. IMPACT caught whiff of that and they were more mad because I was their world champion at the time and that I wasn’t winning. They were mad that I was on their pre-show on a Battle Royale and I wasn’t even winning as their champion and I got where they were coming from.”