Christian Cage is determined to make up for lost time.
Despite being 50 years old, and much closer to the end of his career than the start, Christian Cage has enjoyed an impressive 2023.
After losing out to Jack Perry at Revolution in a Final Burial Match, Cage set his sights on the TNT Championship, and eventually formed The Patriarchy with Luchasaurus and Nick Wayne. During this period, his rivalry with Darby Allin earned praise from fans, and the star showed that he hadn’t lost a step on the microphone.
This rivalry has seen Cage go toe-to-toe with long-time frined Adam Copeland after he signed with the company in October.
Speaking in a new interview with TSN, Cage said he’s driven by trying to make up for lost time.
“My career was taken away from me, there’s no secret about that, and it was a gift to get it back. It wasn’t good enough for me just to get it back. I had seven years of lost time to make up for.”
Continuing on, Cage said he feels like he’s in his prime, despite his advancing years.
“I feel like I’m in my prime and I just turned 50 years old. Nobody is doing it like I am at this age. The window is only open for a short amount of time and I wanted to come back and prove that I am one of the best, if not the best, to ever do it.”
When Was Christian Cage Forced To Retire?
Christian Cage retired in 2014 after suffering a concussion. Although there was no grand official announcement, Cage later said his retirement was due to multiple concussions he’d suffered previously as well as other injury issues.
After teasing a comeback in an Unsanctioned Match in 2020, Cage retuned to the ring at the 2021 Royal Rumble, although this was his last appearance for WWE.
Set on resuming his career the tag team legend signed with AEW just two months later.