Brian Cage discusses the creative process in AEW.
Many in AEW have noted that while they are allowed creative freedom and work in a collaborative fashion with Tony Khan, that ultimately, the AEW President has final say over the product.
Former FTW Champion Brian Cage has reiterated the creative ladder, but feels it could be a benefit if others had some say in the final word.
"Creative team? No, it's just Tony. Tony Khan, who owns (AEW), he does so much anyway, it's literally just all him. He'll have some help or input from other guys, some of the EVPs who helped start it like the Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and Cody Rhodes; they kind of help do their own stuff, but Tony pretty much has the final and only say on the majority of the entire product, which is a little nuts. I do think that it could benefit with some of the people helping out on that," he said on Dan and Don's Toxic Masculinity Podcast, which was recorded before AEW All Out.
Cage continued by saying that he does appreciate having a direct line to Tony Khan.
"The overall treatment and atmosphere for exceeds, not just WWE, but any place I've been. Almost any time I've texted Tony, he's texted me right back. He always listens to my ideas. They don't always happen, but he takes them into consideration, sometimes they do happy or partially happen. Anytime I need to get on a phone call or am like, 'Hey, can we chat?' 'Yeah, call me tomorrow.' The fact that we have such easy and direct -- at least I've been able to have easy and direct access, which has been incredible. I know that would never happen elsewhere," he said.
Cage went on to say that he is not micromanaged in AEW.
On social media, Cage continued to clarify his comments.
He could benefit from sharing some responsibility as in it'd take some weight off his shoulders, smh. I get enjoying it and wanting to over see everything, it's just a lot of work for any one person, without other obligation on top of it. But didn't say anything negative. Damn.— Brian Cage (@MrGMSI_BCage) September 29, 2021
Cage is currently involved in a feud with reigning FTW Champion Ricky Starks. It is unknown when Cage and Starks will have their rematch.
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