WWE Reaction To Christian Cage Signing With AEW; Some AEW Wrestlers Knew

Christian, at last is on his own, after a brief reunion with Edge.

Christian, now returning to the Christian Cage name he carried in TNA, was announced for All Elite Wrestling's roster on Sunday night at Revolution. After days of speculation, Fightful Select spoke with both WWE and AEW sources about the jump.

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Christian made his AEW debut and signed with the company Sunday. Talent on the WWE side told us they weren't aware for sure of the signing, but had their suspicions considering he was absent from programming since the Royal Rumble. Higher ups in WWE told Fightful that Christian not being referenced on WWE TV wasn't a coincidence and that while they were let down that Christian made the move, it was on the company for not having a contract locked down.

One talent we heard back from spoke highly of Christian as a person, and said that if it makes him happy, they're happy for him.

Contrary to the segment where Paul Wight indicated that Tony Khan, he and Christian were the only ones who knew, we're told that several talent in AEW were aware but kept it a tight lipped secret.

Christian had been out of action for seven years, sidelined from March 2014 all the way until January of 2021. He returned at the WWE Royal Rumble, but had not appeared on WWE programming since.

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