AEW star Brian Cage recently participated in a virtual signing with K&S WrestleFest where The Machine answered a ton of pro-wrestling-related questions, including his thoughts on the company’s push of Team Taz, and how he doesn’t really understand why fans criticize his high-flying move-set when bigger guys like Keith Lee get praised for it. Highlights can be found below.
Feels like Team Taz was featured, but never really pushed:
Yes, for the most part [I did enjoy Team Taz]. I didn’t like how — I never felt like we really got pushed. I mean look at it too and it was awesome getting to work with Sting, stuff like that but like, you look at that whole program and I hated how we outnumbered them and outsized them tremendously but we were always running from them. I’m like, well it’s me — me and [Powerhouse] Hobbs shouldn’t be running from them in general but then we also had [Ricky Starks], HOOK and Taz. Why are we always running from them? So I didn’t feel like we had any — now they’re actually being used. It’s really just Hobbs and Starks now, now they’re actually being used… and I feel like they’ll get pushed and used probably better now than they did when it was actually more of a faction so, that was my only real big complaint about it was I felt like we were just kind of thrown around, never really did as much… almost made us look so cowardly that we never really did much and any big programs or matches we had, we always lost everything too so it was just kind of we didn‘t go anywhere with it.
On people’s critiques of him as a big man wrestler:
Everyone — and I love Keith Lee. This is not a dig on Keith Lee but whenever like — praising Keith Lee for diving and moonsaulting and stuff, I’m like, you guys realize he’s technically bigger than me? He’s not built like me, but he’s bigger than me but he gets praised for it but I get sh*t on for doing it? I’m like, how does that make any sense?
(H/T and transcribed by Post Wrestling)