During an appearance for a K & S WrestleFest virtual signing earlier this week, Brian Cage talked about having heat backstage after his wife Melissa Santos tweeted that he was being under-utilised in the company.
“I’ve re-tweeted in favor of plenty of things that fans have said about me,” Cage said. “I mean, why would I not? They are supporting me. So regardless, if someone agrees or not, it’s someone’s opinion and it’s positive for me, why would I be against that? The fact that it’s my wife, she’s obviously going to have a biased opinion.”
“It’s not really for what she said, it’s about certain people backstage in AEW who don’t like me there that pointed that out and brought that heat to me intentionally,” Cage continued. “So it wouldn’t have been a big deal but certain individuals there made it a big deal. And that’s what they hung their hat on. There’s more to it, but I’m not going to say that. These certain individuals know who they are.”
“I don’t really have heat with them,” Cage responded. “I show up, go to the gym, eat, have the best match possible, and go home. I don’t hang out, drink, or party, [I’m] a pretty simple and easygoing guy. And some people are upset because they don’t look like me or can’t move as well as me with the way I look. That’s on them.”
“Without naming names, we can maybe put it together, there is another big superstar’s wife that has heavily criticized things at the company and there are no repercussions for them,” Cage said. “Melissa didn’t say anything negative, all she said was, ‘Brian Cage has been underutilized.’ She didn’t say anything really bad. Even what she originally tweeted was a write-up about me from a writer or journalist. She just retweeted that and I retweeted what she retweeted. The write-up was nothing negative about AEW or the booking. Basically, ‘I’m a big Brian Cage fan, I hope he gets used better.’ That’s all it was.”