Christian Cage Runs Down What Is Left On His Bucket List, Compares AEW Debut To TNA Debut

Christian Cage is one of the most prolific wrestlers of the modern era. With World Championship runs in both TNA and WWE, Christian Cage now looks to repeat his success and complete his career in AEW after coming out of a seven-year retirement.

Speaking with ET Canada's Shakiel Mahjouri, Christian Cage listed what he feels is left in his career.

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"Yeah, I mean, right now, just to come back and to compete at a high level. If I couldn't come back and be what I was, if not better, I wouldn't even attempt this and for me, the only goal that I have is to put on quality matches and to be able to write this final chapter myself. It never sat well with me that I was told that this was done. So now that I've been kind of gifted this opportunity to rewrite this final chapter on my own, I don't take that lightly. So I'm going to go out there and whether I'm working in main events, I'm working for championships, whether I become the champion, that's all icing on the cake. But for me just to go out there and have quality matches and, at the same time, elevate and help teach the younger generation coming up and make sure that they're set up for success in the future."

Comparing his 2021 debut in AEW serious TNA debut in 2005, Christian Cage said the difference now is his main focus is elevating the next generation.

"When I left in 2005, it was more to bet on myself and to prove a point. I felt like I was stuck in a rut. I felt like I needed to get away in order to come back and be better than I was. I needed to step away and prove that I can work at and wrestle at the top of the card and carry a show. I felt like if I just stayed in WWE, I wasn't necessarily going to get that opportunity no matter what reactions or the quality of matches that I was putting on. So I needed to kind of bet on myself, get out of their face for a little while, go and prove that even if it was on a smaller scale that I could do that. I feel like I did. then I came back. This time is a little bit different. I didn't leave WWE because I wasn't under contract with WWE. I hadn't been under contract for WWE in probably six, seven years at this point in time. So it was a choice that I made. I needed the best platform for me at this stage of my career where I felt like I could go out and do my best work and also elevate the next generation that is coming up behind me."

On the most recent episode of AEW Dynamite, Christian Cage was courted by team Taz. You can check out the full results at this link.

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