Melissa Santos just wants to see her husband on TV more.
Brian Cage signed on with AEW at Double or Nothing 2020 with a lot of fanfare and immediately earned a championship opportunity against Jon Moxley. Eventually, he would be given the FTW Championship and opportunities such as being in the ring with Sting but ultimately, he has not been utilized much beyond his rivalry with his former Team Taz stablemates
Melissa Santos, Brian's wife, opened up about her frustrations on social media and now, she is clarifying her comments in a new interview with Chris Van Vliet.
Melissa says that she's not asking for him to be pushed to the moon, she just wants to see her husband on television more than he has been.
“I’m his wife. I’m not going to be like ‘Oh I wish things were different…’ No, f*cking use him more! I love my husband, he is my favorite wrestler. That’s how we started talking, I called him my favorite at Lucha Underground. There are not many people that look like him. I want to see him more like I used to. At Lucha Underground he was used all the time, at IMPACT he was the champion. I’m not saying ‘Hey. Let's make him the champion!’ I just want to see my husband more. He comes out on the first episode of AEW and he f*cking ripping ladders apart. He is doing like the body guy stuff and you don’t really see that anymore. You see more like the cruiserweights. For me, yes I am biased because he is my husband, I want to see more of that. I did get heat because I am spicy, I’m very straightforward.”
Regarding reports of Brian having heat for her remarks, Melissa would say that she felt bad about any residual heat that he might have gotten because of her comments but it's hard to not speak up at times.
“I found an article because there were a lot of articles written about him. I got really spicy when I shouldn't have. But then he got all the heat for that, he didn’t say anything. I do feel bad for that because he loves wrestling, loves AEW, loves Tony Khan, and loves being there. A lot of it came from the love of being involved. But because I am loud I got him in trouble, but it’s hard man.”
Thanks to Chris Van Vliet for sending along the above quotes. You can check out the full interview embedded above.
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