Christian Cage is currently on the best run of his career in All Elite Wrestling. Christian won the TNT Championship on the September 23rd episode of AEW Collision, defeating Darby Allin and Luchasaurus in a Triple Threat match.
The 50-year-old is now the mentor of Nick Wayne and Luchasaurus. Meanwhile, The Patriarch is feuding with his real-life friend Adam Copeland on AEW television.
Before joining AEW, Christian Cage competed in several wrestling promotions, including WWE. However, Christian was unable to succeed in WWE after being split with Edge.
On the Grilling JR podcast, WWE Hall of Famer and AEW commentator Jim Ross explained why Christian didn’t receive a main event push in WWE. JR said Vince McMahon didn’t see Christian as a star due to his size and look.
“His [Christian Cage] size and look didn’t do him any favors at certain points in his career. I know that my belief is that McMahon did not push him more because he didn’t like Christian’s look. It didn’t sell. It wasn’t the ‘wow factor.’ He wasn’t the guy, except for his hair, that could walk through an airport and be noticed. He fit in. Edge, being 6’4, stood out. So, yeah. Size had a big issue there, at times. He’s passed it now, thank God, for AEW. That’s why he’s one of the best heels in the friggin’ business.”Jim Ross
Christian Cage is scheduled to defend his TNT Title against Adam Copeland this Wednesday on AEW Dynamite.