Christian Cage mentioned TNA during this week’s episode of AEW, during a face off with his opponent for Double or Nothing 2023.
The former World Heavyweight Champion is set to take on Wardlow at the event, with Wardlow putting his TNT Championship on the line inside one of Christian Cage’s match specialities – a ladder match,
With the help of Luchasaurus, Christian Cage beat down Wardlow and spat in his face, showing incredible disrespect to the champion.
He then attacked him with a ladder, leaving Wardlow in a crumpled heat in the middle of the ring, just one week out from the event.
However, it appears Christian Cage had a slip of the tongue before the encounter occurred, mentioning his former company TNA before the ensuing brawl.
As he entered the ring, Christian Cage went face-to-face with his opponent, warning him that he was going to take his TNT Championship at Double or Nothing.
However, he had a slip of the tongue, instead telling Wardlow that his “time as the TNA Champ is just about over”.
“You’re time as the TNA Champ is just about over. It’s over. I’ll spit in your face and do exactly that I said I was going to do.”Christian Cage mentioned TNA to Wardlow on AEW Dynamite
Now, it was clear that he meant to say TNT Champion. TNA is no longer called Total Nonstop Action, changing its name to Impact Wrestling in 2017.
Christian Cage has even appeared in the company under both names. He signed to TNA in 2005, winning the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in a three-year spell, before returning tot he WWE.
He also won the Impact World Championship in 2021, defeating Kenny Omega for the title on the first episode of AEW Rampage (this was just one week before CM Punk made his debut).
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