Brian Cage was defeated by Rob Van Dam via referee’s stoppage at Hard to Kill on Sunday. Cage was bleeding from the mouth and took a Coast-to-Coast dropkick from RVD before the match was stopped. Since the weekend, numerous reports regarding Cage’s injury and contract status have been published.
According to a report from PW Insider, Cage is believed to have been dealing with a torn bicep and that is what led to the short match with Rob Van Dam on the PPV.
It has also been reported that Cage had signed a deal with AEW but this report has since been refuted by Cage’s wife, Melissa Santos. The website SoCalUncensored reported the news and Santos responded to the Tweet.
PW Insider is now reporting that Cage has not signed anywhere just yet but is mulling over several options. His deal with Impact Wrestling is up, however.
Brian Cage in Impact Wrestling
Cage signed with Impact Wrestling in early 2018. He won the X-Division title later that year and was voted the X-Division competitor of the year by fans. He won the Impact World Championship last spring on the Rebellion PPV by defeating Johnny Impact. His reign was hampered by injuries, however, and he dropped the title to Sami Callihan on the first episode of Impact to air on AXS TV this fall.