Christian Cage On The Biggest Difference Between WWE & AEW

AEW star Christian Cage was recently the guest on Talk is Jericho. Here are some highlights…..

On the biggest differences between WWE and AEW:

“WWE has their way of doing things, and it works for them. And I’ve been there for years, and I have nothing bad to say about my time there or what WWE has done for me and put me in the position to do. But [AEW] seems less hectic to me and less frantic in a sense. I felt like the talent were more sure of themselves as performers and what they were going to do. That was my initial thought. Obviously, it’s a very young roster with a lot of thirst for knowledge. I really felt that there was a real thirst for knowledge, and I didn’t even think about it because when I first got there that night, I got there very late on the first night. I showed up and the pay-per-view had already started. I went on a bus, and I was sitting in there. And Cody was in there, and we were talking. He was saying, ‘This is a big deal that you’re here,’ and I was like, ‘Aw, thanks man. I appreciate it.’ He goes, ‘No, not just for fans but for everybody in the back here. You and I, we grew up on [Hulk] Hogan, on Macho Man, on all those superstars like that. Everybody back here grew up on you. They grew up on Jericho. This is a big deal. When you walk through there, watch their jaws drop. That’s what’s going to happen.’ I was like, man, I didn’t really think about it like that. It’s humbling. It really is, so it was a cool moment.”

On winning the World title in WWE:

“I did overachieve. I take a lot of pride in overachieving. I willed myself into those spots. They weren’t gonna be handed to me or given to me, but you have to get the point where you don’t really give them a choice. Timing is everything as well. [Edge] got injured and was gonna retire, and the feel-good thing to do was to have me beat Del Rio. I get it, but also, everything I’d done to that point, if it didn’t stand up, it wouldn’t even be a consideration. All the things I was doing was equity towards that moment. This is the situation, you make the best of it, and I went in and had the best feud I’ve ever had of my career against Randy [Orton] and proved I deserved to be on that level. That can never be taken away.”

Click here to listen to the full show.

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Huskie Howard is the owner and editor-in-chief of He is a long time contributor to, where he is known for his extensive coverage of Ohio pro wrestling and interviews with the stars of the Ohio pro wrestling scene.

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