After months of speculation about his future, it looks as if “The Machine” Brian Cage will be sticking around All Elite Wrestling and Ring of Honor.
Fightful is reporting that the current ROH Six-Man Tag Team Champion signed his new, multi-year deal this week. Cage’s re-signing with the promotion was not a lock as it had been reported that he became a free agent after a successful title defense at ROH Supercard of Honor. At the time, the lines of communication were described as open and positive, which appears to be true based on his decision to stay with Tony Khan’s promotions.
WWE was also reportedly interested in Cage and his re-signing with AEW and ROH marks the second recruiting win for Khan this month. It had also been reported that WWE had an interest in Jay White, who just made his All Elite debut last Wednesday on Dynamite, attacking Ricky Starks alongside Juice Robinson. Whether or not Vince McMahon’s renewed involvement in WWE creative had anything with their decision to choose AEW has yet to be proven but is something that is certainly being buzzed about.
Another name that looks to have inked a deal with AEW is eighteen-year-old pro wrestling prodigy, Billie Starkz. Starkz has wrestled a handful of Dark matches in recent months and was prominently featured on Battle Of The Belts VI, losing to TBS Champion Jade Cargill. While speaking about that march on his What Happened When podcast, AEW commentator and backstage producer, Tony Schiavone, confirmed that Starkz is now under an AEW deal.
In our first Haus of Wrestling exclusive interview, Starkz spoke about her brief stint in AEW and what fans could expect from her there going forward. She said that Khan “loved” her work and that as soon as she finished high school, she’d be ready to begin her full-time AEW journey. With prom behind her, it looks like that journey has begun.
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