Christian Cage on why he left WWE and why he signed with AEW

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Christian Cage was interviewed on Renee Paquette’s “Oral Periods” podcast, contemporary off Cage’s AEW debut. He talked about leaving WWE, how he was cleared to return on the Royal Rumble, why he determined to affix AEW, and much more.

Listed below are some highlights from the interview:

Christian speaking about coming again to wrestling:

“If I didn’t have the boldness that I’d have the ability to go like I did, I wouldn’t even be trying this.  This is likely one of the issues that I’ve all the time taken delight in.  If my identify is on one thing, if I’m concerned in one thing, I’m all in on it.  It’s no completely different right here.  I’m coming again to show that I’m top-of-the-line, in my thoughts to ever, and I hate saying these sorts of issues, however I really feel like I’m top-of-the-line to ever do that and that’s what I used to be born to do.  I’m coming again to show that and to show to the followers and in a bizarre sense, my physique has been preserved for seven years.  I’m seven years older, but additionally, I haven’t put any harm on my physique in seven years. I feel that’s saying one thing. It’s given all these nagging issues that collected through the years have been given the right period of time to heal. I really feel good, not simply bodily, however mentally. I’m in an excellent place.”

Christian talked about passing his medical checks:

“The entire thing began once I did the unsanctioned match (on Uncooked) with Randy (Orton) the place I couldn’t get bodily touched.  It was an actual factor and I assumed, actually?  That is the place I’m at that I can’t get touched?  So, I took it upon myself and I made my very own appointment and all these kinds of issues.  I went to the College of South Florida Concussion Middle.  I noticed them earlier than I used to be retiring.  I noticed the identical physician.  I made the appointment and went alone.  I didn’t inform anyone I used to be doing it.  My thought course of was, if I’m going in and so they inform me that they suppose I’m good, it opens up new doorways.  If they are saying you shouldn’t do that, then I’m in no completely different state of affairs than I used to be once I awoke that morning.  I went in and did the checks. I sat down with the physician after and he stated, ‘You crushed these checks.’  This was in June.  He stated, ‘You’re common or above common on all these take a look at scores.  You didn’t fail something.  Your bodily scores are good.’  We had a dialog and I instructed him the place my head was at.  I stated, ‘Should you suppose I’m loopy and also you don’t suppose I ought to do that, that’s superb, however I must know.’  He stated, ‘I don’t suppose you’re loopy in any respect.  I feel you are able to do this.’

Christian was requested if when he was within the Royal Rumble in January that he can be in AEW a short while later:

“No, I’d not suppose that in any respect to be sincere with you.  All of it occurred actually fast.  I wasn’t positive I used to be going to go.  All of the talks I had have been very cordial (with WWE).  Clearly, I’m good associates with you and I’m good associates with Jon (Moxley).  He talked to me and had his opinions.  It made me suppose that possibly I’m doing myself a disservice if I don’t not less than discover all my choices at this remaining stage of my profession.  I had a dialog with Tony (Khan) and it escalated in a short time.  It went very quick.  Inside every week, it was a achieved deal.”

Should you use any portion of the quotes from this text please credit score “Oral Periods with Renée Paquette “ with a h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription.

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