Why I Love Wrestling: Brian Cage

He's the guy carrying two other guys... He's really strong. He’s the guy carrying two other guys… He’s really strong.

Mr. GMSI (get my shit in), the F’n Machine, (and my personal favorite) the Swoleverine, Brian Cage is an absolute monster. Cage, born Brian Button in 1984, has star written all over him. He’s as strong as anyone working today, and damn near as agile. He is able to do things in the ring that a man of his size simply should not be able to do. Every time I see him wrestle, I am amazed at what he is able to do. Take a look at his moveset and tell me you’re not impressed.

Cage made his debut in 2005 after being trained by the late, and certifiably great Chris Kanyon among others, and has only seen his stock rise. He had a short stint with WWE in 2008 that didn’t amount to much before he was released from his deal. (he did win their tag team belt but it was developmental so it was never mentioned or referenced on main WWE programming) After his release he bounced around to a few promotions capturing a few titles along the way. His biggest success has been in PWG so far. He is a mainstay at PWG shows and is one of the most over wrestlers in the promotion. Whether it be in singles matches or tag matches as part of the Unbreakable F’n Machines with partner Michael Elgin, Cage cannot help but be over. Even when playing the heel, as he is currently doing in both AAA in Mexico and Lucha Underground, the crowd wants to pop for him. Everything he does in the ring is so graceful which is surprising for a man that size. (so graceful… 10 internet points if you get the reference) It’s not just the gracefulness of his moveset but it’s sheer brutality as well. His in ring work looks like it hurts a ton. His psychology is solid as well meaning his moves make sense in the context of the match. He is a natural face. If he had been around 20 years ago he would have been the main WWE attraction no doubt. And he may still be. Someone this talented does not go unnoticed by Triple H and/or Vince McMahon. It is only a matter of time before Cage makes his way back to WWE. I cannot wait to see him on the big stage. The only question is whether or not he wants to go.

Check out some of his matches below and let me know what you think. Follow me on twitter, @geekadedan, and share your opinions on the man they call Cage. And hit up his store to grab some dope shirts here.

Dan Ryan

Dan Ryan was once the most feared and respected luchador in the world until the "Great DDT Disaster of '85" where Dan unfortunately DDT'd his opponent so hard into the ground that he opened a gate to the underworld that let unholy things into this world. After that, Dan refused to wrestle anymore but he's found new life writing and talking about his favorite hobbies here at Geekade. He pens the weekly Why I Love Wrestling series, co-hosts The Stone Age Gamer Podcast, expertly pairs video games with beer, and much, much more. Dan is a personality that Geekade simply would not be the same without.

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