Brian Cage is no stranger to competing against women.
During his career, the former IMPACT Wrestling X Division Champion has wrestled the likes of Tessa Blanchard, Delilah Doom, and Taya Valkyrie. He has also teamed with fiancee Melissa Santos in mixed tag team match. Speaking to SteelChair Magazine, Cage gave his thoughts on intergender wrestling.
"I’ve never been afraid of doing some intergender matches, I do have some experience on it, but the few matches that I took part in were a combination of many factors working together to have them take place. The promotion, the city, the person you’re working with, the reasons of the match," said Cage. "There’s a lot of factors that are kind of going through it to make it happen. I don’t think intergender wrestling is taboo, and glad girls have gotten the opportunity. I feel I shouldn’t be in very many intergender matches though, unless there is something there to make sense of it. And it’s not a matter of females and males. If Rich Swann can’t pick me up or knock me off my feet, and is a hundred pounds lighter, than how can a girl 25 or more pounds lighter? Lets take out gender all together, a 125-pound athlete wouldn’t look legit in facing a 280-pound athlete. I don’t see Nia Jax facing Brock Lesnar. Demetrius Johnson may be a pound for pound best in MMA, but he’d get eaten by Brock. I don’t have any problem doing mixed tag matches or intergender matches, as far as the believability is there."
The February 2018 bout between Cage and Knockouts Champion Blanchard received rave reviews from viewers. You can watch the match for yourself here. Cage is scheduled to challenge Johnny Impact for the IMPACT World Title at Homecoming on Jan. 6.