In late January, Fightful Select reported that one-third of the reigning ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions Brian Cage’s contract was AEW is set to expire in a matter of weeks. Cage competed on the two most recent episodes of AEW Dynamite, losing out to Bryan Danielson and then Konosuke Takeshita, although he’s shown noticeable improvements despite his lack of victories.
One top AEW star that has clearly taken note of Cage’s improvements as a performer is the former AEW World Champion, Chris Jericho. During a recent interview with the Daily Star, Jericho hailed Cage for his improvements over the last six months and stated that he’d absolutely re-sign him to AEW if he was Tony Khan.
“I think Brian Cage over the last six months is the best Brian Cage has ever been. I think he’s finally starting to understand some of the psychology of wrestling rather than just moves and that sort of thing. He is one of a kind with his size and agility, but now there is more intensity and I think he’s really understanding who he is as a wrestler. Six months ago I might have said, well, whatever, if he says that’s cool, but now I think he has become a way more valuable part of our roster and I would sign him for sure. Absolutely.”-Chris Jericho
Cage, alongside his ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship teammates Toa Liona and Kaun of The Embassy are currently advertised for ROH Supercard of Honor, set to take place on March 31st.
As always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates on Brian Cage’s AEW contract status as soon as we hear more.