In a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet as part of the INSIGHT With Chris Van Vliet podcast, All Elite Wrestling star Christian Cage discussed several topics, including his decision to sign with the company.

“I think myself and WWE were back and forth a little bit, and we never got as far as numbers or anything like that, I think it was more like scheduling stuff like what I was willing to do, I think we were trying to get some traction there.

A friend of mine, Jon Moxley, called me and we were talking and when he found out that I wasn’t signed, he was blown away by that, he said you should have a conversation with Tony Khan, I was like I don’t know and he said, well you’re actually an idiot if you don’t, you hold all the cards here, you have the ability to pick where you re-finish your career, you should at least have a conversation don’t you think.

I said if Tony wants to talk to me, then I would love to have a conversation with him. It was that day, it was a Wednesday, they were doing TV that day. When their show was on, I got a text from Tony saying hey, how are you and I said I’m great, how are you. He said should we talk, and I said I think we should, so he called me the next day and we talked on the phone for almost 3 hours. Half-way through that call, I knew that AEW was the place for me, so that’s basically how it all came to fruition was through that one phone call, and then, we talked one other time later in the week and that was it.”

The full interview is available at this link.