Brian Cage left the promotion the following year and began working in the American independent circuit, most notably Pro Wrestling Guerrilla as Brian Cage-Taylor.
39 Facts About Brian Cage
Brian Cage Christopher Button was born on February 2,1984, in Chico, California.
Brian Cage is a 2002 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School, the same year as Aaron Rodgers.
Brian Cage's wrestling debut happened at an MWF show, against Kanyon.
When WWE ended its ties with DSW, Brian Cage left to come back to California.
However, before Brian Cage left, Kanyon asked Brian Cage to become Mortis so that someday if Kanyon ever decided to make a comeback that he could still have his name out there.
Brian Cage is the only person other than Kanyon that has portrayed the Mortis character.
Brian Cage again came back to California and worked with promotions such as All Pro Wrestling, Supreme Pro Wrestling, and Fog City Wrestling.
When Cage first started with FCW he was using the name Brian Cage but was eventually asked to change it and came up with the name Kris Logan.
However, this did not occur as Brian Cage was eventually released from his contract in September 2009.
In October 2010, Brian Cage wrestled and won a match against Kenny Dykstra at Main Event Wrestling in internet pay-per-view.
Brian Cage has competed in other various promotions such as Future Stars of Wrestling.
Brian Cage had a feud with Brandon Gatson who would then compete against in a match on January 21,2012, that was called the Match of the Year.
In May 2017, Brian Cage started working for Japanese promotion Pro Wrestling Noah.
Brian Cage made his Pro Wrestling Guerrilla debut on July 30,2010, against Brandon Bonham at Seven in a losing effort.
At Death to All But Metal on May 25,2012, Brian Cage received his first PWG World Championship title shot against champion Kevin Steen.
On September 1, on the first night of the 2012 Battle of Los Angeles, Brian Cage defeated B-Boy to advance to the quarterfinal round before interfering in yet another Steen match, causing a non-title loss against Ricochet.
Brian Cage initially made an appearance for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling on August 30,2012 competing in a tryout dark match against Robbie E in a losing effort.
Brian Cage would make another appearance in the year of 2014 during the summer at the June 26 Destination X taping special in a triple threat match competing against Sanada and Crazzy Steve to qualify in the next round for the vacant TNA X Division Championship, but in a losing effort.
On October 5,2014, it was reported that Brian Cage had signed with Lucha Underground.
Brian Cage debuted under the ring name Cage at the October 18 tapings winning a 4-way Elimination Match against Aero Star, Argenis and Angelico which was broadcast on January 14,2015.
Weeks later, Brian Cage defeated Puma in a non-title match to earn himself another title opportunity.
Brian Cage then started a feud against The Mack and defeated him in a "Falls Count Anywhere Match" at Ultima Lucha.
In Season 2 of Lucha underground, Brian Cage turned face and set his sights on Johnny Mundo.
Brian Cage was defeated by Matanza Cueto for the Lucha Underground Championship.
Brian Cage defeated Texano in the best of seven series which he won a gauntlet.
On January 11,2018, Brian Cage re-signed with TNA, now known as Impact Wrestling.
At Slammiversary XVI, Brian Cage defeated Matt Sydal to win the Impact X Division Championship.
At Bound for Glory, Brian Cage teamed with Fenix and Pentagon Jr.
At the PPV Brian Cage was able to retain his title; however, on the October 25,2019, tapings, Callihan invoked a re-match clause, with the match held in a steel cage.
Brian Cage lost the title by pin-fall following a Super Pile-Driver from the ropes.
Brian Cage was too injured to continue after RVD hit a Van Terminator with a chair against Brian Cage's face.
Brian Cage revealed he would be taking time off from wrestling to undergo surgery for an injury.
Brian Cage won the match, thus becoming the number one contender for the AEW World Championship.
At New Year's Smash night two, Brian Cage was defeated by Allin thus failing to win the AEW TNT Championship.
On July 14,2021, at Fyter Fest night one, Brian Cage lost the FTW World Championship to Ricky Starks after being hit in the head with the title belt by Powerhouse Hobbs, effectively being kicked out of Team Taz and ending his reign at a record-setting of 377 days.
At the event, Brian Cage was revealed as the new client of Tully Blanchard and defeated Ninja Mack.
Brian Cage later aligned with the Gates of Agony with the group being collectively referred to as "Tully Blanchard Enterprises".
Brian Cage was previously married to another woman and has a son from a previous relationship.