Brian Cage Talks About His WWE Release


Lucha Underground Star Brian Cage was signed by WWE back in June 2008. However, he didn’t make it past the development stage and was released in September 2009.

During his recent interview with Ring Rust Radio, Cage talked about his release from the company among other things. Below are some of the highlights from his interview:

If he will be part of Lucha Underground season 4:

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“I would definitely hope to be part of the next season. Where we left off, we will see what happens because it’s been a while since we taped. I don’t know how much things will change, but I hope everything works out according to plan and I can continue to do an excellent program with Mil Muertes, Sami Callihan and King Cuerno over the gauntlet. Hopefully get my opportunity at the title again and come home with it.”

If he has any contact with WWE:

“There’s been zero contact between them and me. They were giving me the run around for 18 months about bringing me in for a try out. Finally, when they said they would bring me in, they kept saying okay the next one, the next one and the next one. Finally, they said okay we should get to this next one. I called them back the very next day and told them never mind, I don’t want to do it. I was with TNA and Lucha Underground at the time, so I just woke up and said, ‘f–k this I don’t want to do this.'”

His release from the company:

“There was a story when I got released. About six or eight months afterwards I got re-signed and then my contract got rescinded. I went back and forth with them about it and then Johnny Ace brought me down to talk to me at a show about bringing me back in. It was close to WrestleMania, so he said we will get through Mania then we will bring you in. So, after some calls and texts, he gets back to me and says they are no longer interested. So, I ask what happened. He tells me I haven’t called him or responded to him or came down to any live events. Then asked why would I waste both of our times just to say never mind? Then he says, ‘Well let’s face it kid, you’re average at best and were no longer interested at this time.’ I told him let’s really face it, I think you and I both know I am better than average, but I appreciate you responding and maybe we will work together in the future. I want to say something more about that, but it would be politically incorrect. Fast forward to the next time and I said I didn’t want to do it and they were blown away. They couldn’t believe it and asked if I wanted this or that and I just said that I’m no longer interested right now, maybe another time. It felt kind of good to have it come full circle.”

Quotes via WrestlingInc