Brian Cage Discusses Lucha Underground, TripleMania, El Patron, More


Brian Cage recently appeared on the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast, here are the highlights…

On Lucha Underground: The product is completely different, the matches are completely different as far as there the most open and fun I’ve had anywhere. They are the best major company that I’ve ever worked for. They just treat us like stars, it’s nothing but fun. It’s what I thought being a pro-wrestler would be like when I was ten years old.

On His Triplemania Match With Alberto El Patron: The match was awesome. It was a pretty substantial feud. We’ve been doing this thing since February of this year and just like WrestleMania all the bigger matches that have bigger story-lines lasting all year long. It would be a big match for myself and Del Rio (El Patron) at TripleMania but hair vs hair or hair vs. title and when you factor in the feud or the promos and matches leading up to that point it brings a lot more to the table and means a lot more. I was stoked to be there. It was one of the biggest matches of my career and to return to North-American Pay Per View and English commentary. I’ll say even though I came up short I was very happy with everything.

On Wearing The Trump 2016 Shirt at TripleMania: A buddy of mine that I work out with asked me if I had heard Donald Trump’s little speech and he gave me the rundown on it and I said “dude that’s crazy” and I thought I’m going to get a Donald Trump shirt. It was kind of a joke, but the more I thought about it and the more I thought about it, I thought this is going to be an awesome reaction. I really just thought I would do it for the cheap “pop” and to get “heat” and it was definitely an afterthought and had zero inclination that I would get any sort of more of a response out of it and that it would matter that much. Later, I kind of got a little worried and asked Konan, “Am I going to get shot?”

On His TripleMania Promos Mimicking Trump’s Speeches: I didn’t even think about that. I know they cut some promos leading up to TripleMania where I ended all my promos saying the same tag line of “Making America Great Again” or “Just like Donald Trump, Brian Cage is Making America Great Again” whatever he’s definitely a character himself. Regardless of his opinions or thoughts or beliefs the one thing that I do find great about him and I think people should give him credit for, no matter how bad something he says is or dumb or whatever; he says it, fully believes it and he doesn’t give a crap what you think. It’s maybe not as fan-favorite-ish but maybe more Austin-ish where he’ll say whatever he wants. I pop for that and I think that’s rad and I know people have said that “you should start watching his promos or go to one of his little gatherings and cut a promo. It’s all possible solutions and it’s kind of in the moment, I was just going to do this one time but I think anytime I go out doing any kind of wrestling in Mexico or any Lucha based promotion then I am definitely going heel and that shits coming with me.

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