KEY POINTS

  • Christian Cage has been revealed as AEW's newest signing at the Revolution pay-per-view
  • Christian performing at WrestleMania 37 has been officially nixed
  • Christian is expected to fare better and give AEW added boost

Christian Cage, whose real name is William Jason Reso, will no longer be seen on WWE shows.

After making a surprise appearance at the 2021 Royal Rumble, most speculated that he could be following in the footsteps of Edge to WrestleMania 37. All that has now been rebuffed.

For some time now, All-Elite Wrestling (AEW) fans were eager to find out who would be joining the promotion. There were several names mentioned, including Brock Lesnar, Kurt Angle and Rob Van Dam.

At AEW’s 2021 Revolution pay-per-view, it was Christian who emerged as the new big signing.

Seeds of the potential arrival of Christian were already in the air. Paul Wight, also known as The Big Show, hinted that a Hall Of Fame-worthy superstar would be coming on board.

The 47-year-old was one of many iconic names suggested, and "Captain Charisma" made it official by simply coming out to the ring and signing the contract.

Although he has already established himself as one of the favorites in the wrestling scene, some feel that he is a notch lower when compared to big names like Lesnar, CM Punk or even John Cena.

But then again, most know that the former NWA world heavyweight champion is a proven talent. He knows what it takes to spur up a crowd, not to mention entice other AEW wrestlers to raise their competitive levels.

The AEW signing of Christian also puts an end to speculations that he will figure at WrestleMania 37. In a previous post, it was mentioned how there were feelers that he may end up facing Big E for the WWE intercontinental title at the "Showcase of Immortals."

Christian during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour Christian during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour Photo: Getty Images | Steve Haag/Gallo Images

Furthermore, Christian seemed pretty hyped after the Royal Rumble, and most had expected him to return.

Seeing how Edge booked his ticket at WrestleMania 37, most anticipated that the man who once held the European championship, hardcore championship and intercontinental championship would follow suit.

The decision to join AEW is seen in the best interest of Christian, at least for now. With a crowded roster that includes wrestlers trying to get a big break, “Captain Charisma” may get better opportunities under the guidance of head honcho Tony Khan.