Christian Cage was recently a guest on the Chris Van Vliet show, where he discussed several topics. Among them were his decision to sign with AEW, how much longer he has on his contract, his viral initial promo with Adam Copeland, and more.

Below are some highlights from the interview:

Christian on signing with AEW:

“I think we [myself and WWE] were back and forth a little bit and we never got as far as numbers or anything like that. I think it was more like scheduling stuff like what I was willing to do. I think we were trying to get some traction there. A friend of mine, Jon Moxley, called me and we were talking and when he found out that I wasn’t signed he was blown away by that. He said ‘You should have a conversation with Tony Khan.’ I was like, I don’t know. And he said, ‘Well, you’re actually an idiot if you don’t, you hold all the cards here.’ He said ‘You have the ability to pick where you refinish your career. You should at least have a conversation don’t you think?’ I said ‘If Tony wants to talk to me then I would love to have a conversation with him.’”

Christian on his future in professional wrestling:

“I always said that I would do it till it wasn’t fun, that was my barometer on it. How can I not be having fun right now? I have no timeline, I signed a contract. I think I have another three years left on this contract. So we’ll get to the end of that, and then see what happens. But you know, I feel like I have a lot of knowledge. I feel like I don’t know everything, but I know a lot. And I feel like I think the business differently and I layout matches and I see matches differently than other people do. I would like to, at some point, when the time is right obviously to give back to the business that has done what it’s done for me.”

On telling Adam Copeland “Go f*ck yourself”:

“When he hugged me and most of the time, 99.9% of the time, you’d hear somebody say yes or no. I wanted to leave people’s jaws on the floor with my response, something so out of left field that they weren’t gonna believe that was my response to my childhood lifelong friend. Closer than friends, brothers. I just wanted something that would just get people talking, and it did. I expected it to be big, I don’t know if I expected to be as viral as it was. I was at a Tool concert. I went in to watch soundcheck and the guitarist Adam Jones, I could see him whispering to his security guy that knew that I was there. And he pointed over to me. He’s playing, getting ready for his big show. He looks at me and goes ‘Go f*ck yourself’ from the stage. Yeah, it resonated with people.”

[h/t to Wrestling News for the transcription]


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