Christian Cage made his AEW debut at Revolution as he was revealed as the "Hall of Fame worthy" signing by the company.
Christian made a surprise in-ring return at WWE Royal Rumble and it was reportedly believed that he would return to WWE in a part-time role.
Speaking to Justin Barrasso at Sports Illustrated, Christian briefly commented on his talks with WWE.
“There were some cordial talks, and I can’t really elaborate beyond that. I’m not sure where their heads were at creatively," he said.
Christian is no stranger to jumping ship from WWE, having previously left the company in 2005 to join TNA/IMPACT.
“When I left in 2005, I was kind of pigeonholed into a certain spot, and that wasn’t going to change unless I changed it myself,” Christian said. “So I bet on myself. I knew that I had the talent and I was confident in my ability. I wasn’t content with where I was at, and I knew I had more to give. That’s always been my thing. No matter where I was on the card, or whatever story I was in, that kept me relevant. The shows are better with me on them, and I’m willing to out-work everyone. That isn’t a tagline; that’s the truth.”
Christian elaborated more on his decision to leave WWE and his talks with Tony Khan in an interview with Renee Paquette. You can find his full comments by clicking here.