Brian Cage

American professional wrestler

Brian Christopher Joseph Button (born February 2, 1984) is an American professional wrestler and bodybuilder. He currently wrestles for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and competes under the ring name Brian Cage. He also appears in their sister promotion Ring of Honor (ROH). He is one-third of the current ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions with The Embassy.

Brian Cage
Cage during a match in 2017
Born (1984-02-02) February 2, 1984 (age 40)
Chico, California
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Brian Cage
Barry Burke
Brian Cage-Taylor
Jonathan Cage
Chris Logan
Night Claw
Mortis II
Billed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Billed weight268 lb (122 kg)
Billed from"The 559"
Chico, California
Chino, California
Sacramento, California
Trained byNorman Smiley
Tom Prichard
Chris Kanyon
Oliver John
DebutJuly 15, 2005

Button is also known for his time with the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), Lucha Underground, and Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA).

In AEW, Cage has been a one-time FTW Champion. In TNA, he was a one-time Impact World Champion and one-time Impact X Division Champion.

Career change

All Elite Wrestling change

On January 12, 2020, Cage signed a contract with All Elite Wrestling (AEW).[1] At Double or Nothing, Cage would make his AEW debut. He would be managed by Taz and would enter the Casino Ladder Match. Cage would win the match and earn himself a future match for the AEW World Championship.[2]

Cage was supposed to fight Jon Moxley for his AEW World Championship on the Night 2 of Fyter Fest. The match had to be rescheduled for Fight for the Fallen because Moxley's wife Renee Young had contracted COVID-19 and he was forced to quarantine.[3] Due to the match being rescheduled, Taz decided to bring back the FTW Championship and award it to Cage.[4] He would finally fight Moxley for the World Championship at Fight for the Fallen but would end up losing after Taz decided to throw in the towel and force a forfeit.[5]

Cage would go on to join a stable led by Taz called Team Taz. They would also be joined by Ricky Starks.[6] At All Out, Cage would enter a 21-man Casino Battle Royale for a AEW World Championship match in the future but the match would be won by Lance Archer.[7] On Night Two of New Year's Smash, Cage would face Darby Allin for the AEW TNT Championship but would lose.[8] On Night One of Fyter Fest, Cage would lose the FTW Championship to Ricky Starks. He would be kicked out of Team Taz after being hit in the head with the title by Powerhouse Hobbs.[9]

At Supercard of Honor XV, Cage would join Tully Blanchard's group and they would later be joined by Gates of Agony (Toa Liona and Kaun).[10] Prince Nana would take over leadership of the group and reform The Embassy.[11]

They would go on to defeat Dalton Castle and The Boys to win the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championships at Final Battle.[12]

At AEW Grand Slam, they would lose the titles to The Elite ("Hangman" Adam Page and The Young Bucks) but would win them back on the November 1 edition of Dynamite.[13][14]

References change

  1. "Report: Brian Cage Signs Multi-Year Contract With AEW; Melissa Santos Denies Report". Fightful. Retrieved November 15, 2023.
  2. "AEW Double Or Nothing results: Powell's live review of Cody vs. Lance Archer to become the first TNT Champion (Mike Tyson presents the belt), Jon Moxley vs. Brodie Lee for the AEW Championship, The Elite vs. The Inner Circle in a Stadium Stampede match". Retrieved November 15, 2023.
  3. "Moxley-Cage AEW title match pushed back to Fight for the Fallen". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved November 15, 2023.
  4. "7/8 AEW Dynamite results: Barnett's live review of Fyter Fest night two with Kenny Omega and Hangman Page vs. Private Party for the AEW Tag Titles, Chris Jericho vs. Orange Cassidy, FTR and The Young Bucks vs. Pentagon Jr., Rey Fenix, The Butcher, and The Blade, Lance Archer vs. Joey Janela July 8, 2020". Retrieved November 15, 2023.
  5. "7/15 AEW Dynamite results: Powell's live review of Fight For The Fallen featuring Jon Moxley vs. Brian Cage for the AEW Championship, Cody vs. Sonny Kiss for the TNT Championship, FTR vs. Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix, Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks vs. Jurassic Express". Retrieved November 15, 2023.
  6. "AEW Dark 7/21/20 Results: Hikaru Shida, Best Friends, Scorpio Sky, Darby Allin & More In Action!". Retrieved November 15, 2023.
  7. "AEW All Out results: Powell's live review of Jon Moxley vs. MJF for the AEW Championship, Kenny Omega and Hangman Page vs. FTR for the AEW Tag Titles, Hikaru Shida vs. Thunder Rosa for the AEW Women's Title, Chris Jericho vs. Orange Cassidy in a Mimosa Mayhem match". Retrieved November 15, 2023.
  8. "1/13 AEW Dynamite results: Barnett's live review of New Year's Smash night two with Darby Allin vs. Brian Cage for the TNT Title, Miro vs. Chuck Taylor, FTR vs. Marko Stunt and Jungle Boy, Serena Deeb vs. Tay Conti for the NWA Women's Title, Pac vs. Eddie Kingston". Retrieved November 15, 2023.
  9. "7/14 AEW Dynamite results: Barnett's live review of Fyter Fest Night One with Ethan Page vs. Darby Allin in a Coffin Match, Jon Moxley vs. Karl Anderson for the IWGP U.S. Title, Brian Cage vs. Ricky Starks for the FTW Title, Matt Hardy vs. Christian". Retrieved November 15, 2023.
  10. "4/1 ROH Supercard of Honor results: Powell's live review of Bandido vs. Jonathan Gresham for the undisputed ROH Championship, The Briscoes vs. FTR for the ROH Tag Titles, Rhett Titus vs. Minoru Suzuki for the ROH TV Title, Josh Woods vs. Wheeler Yuta for the ROH Pure Rules Title". Retrieved November 15, 2023.
  11. "Prince Nana Announces He's Purchased Tully Blanchard Enterprises At ROH Death Before Dishonor". Fightful. Retrieved November 15, 2023.
  12. "ROH Final Battle results: Powell's live review of FTR vs. The Briscoes in a Double Dog Collar match for the ROH Tag Team Titles, Chris Jericho vs. Claudio Castagnoli for the ROH Championship, Mercedes Martinez vs. Athena for the ROH Women's Title, Daniel Garcia vs. Wheeler Yuta for the ROH Pure Rules Title". Retrieved November 15, 2023.
  13. "AEW Rampage results (9/22): Murphy's review of Sting and Darby Allin vs. Christian Cage and Luchasaurus, AEW Trios and ROH Six-Man Tag Titles matches, four-way tag for a shot at the ROH Tag Titles". Retrieved November 15, 2023.
  14. "AEW Dynamite (11/1/23) Results: Tony Khan Announcement, Three Title Bouts, MJF vs. Bullet Club Gold". Fightful. Retrieved November 15, 2023.

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