Brian Christopher button aka Brian Cage is an American professional wrestler and a Body Builder born on February 2, 1984, in California. He is best known for his time in Impact Wrestling. He also wrestled in various promotions including the Pro Wrestling Guerilla, Lucha Underground. He is currently working in All Elite Wrestling.
Brian Cage was born in Chico, California. He was graduated from Pleasant Valley high school in 2002. Brian also had a love for professional wrestling and this began when he started watching wrestling on television as a kid. He was married to Melissa Santos in 2019. Who was the long-time girlfriend of Brian. Melissa was a former ring announcer in Lucha Underground. The couple gave birth to a girl in 2018. Brian also has a son whose name is Noah from his previous relationship.
In 2008, Brian initially worked with WWE developmental territory FCW. He signed with them and started his career as a rookie. He played under the ring name but was later on changed to Kris Logan to pay homage to Chris Kanyon. In 2009, he wrestled in a tag team match alongside Justin Gabriel and defeated The Dude Busters to become the FCW Tag Team Champions but lost it the same night to The Rotundos. Later Brian wrestled under the new name Night Claw but was eventually dropped and he was released.
Upon his release from WWE, Cage returned to the independent wrestling circuit. Cage would return to the Main Event Wrestling wrestling promotion where he would win the Main Event Wrestling California Cup where he beat Ryan Taylor, and Joey Ryan, and finally T.J Perkins.
Cage would then join the NWA Hollywood promotion where he would team up with Shaun Ricker to form the tag team Natural Selection. Towards the end of 2011, the team would split as Cage would feud with Ricker and that would leave Cage as a single competitor. Brian Cage returned in 2017 to Japanese promotion to fight for the GHC title against Katsuhiko Nakajima but lost the match.
Brian Cage made his debut in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla in 2010. He lost his debut match against Brandon Bonham. Soon Cage formed a stable with Chuck Taylor and Ryan Taylor known as the Fightin' Taylor Boys. He also added the name Taylor as the last name. The faction had success then and there but won the Tag team titles. In 2012, Brian received his first title opportunity against the Champion Kevin Steen. But he was defeated.
In 2012, Brian Cage signed with TNA. He made his debut in 2014 at the Destination X pay-per-view in a triple threat match competing against Sanada and Crazzy Steve to qualify in the next round for the vacant TNA X Division Championship. In the next round, he lost the match and lost the opportunity.
In 2018, Brian Cage signed with Impact Wrestling. Cage made his debut against John Cruz and had a decisive victory. He also gained popularity during his run with the Impact Wrestling promotion. He defeated Matt Sydal to become the Impact X Division Championship at Slammiversary XVI. He also successfully defended it against Sydal, Fenix. Brian Cage, later on, had a feud with Johny Impact and where he lost with interference from Taya Valkyrie despite Brian Cage saving Impact from the attack of Killer Kross and Moose.
Cage then had a match with Impact but lost due to interference from Outside. In the Rebellion, PPV Cage defeated Impact to become the Impact World Champion. And he suffered an injury after the match. At the Slammiversary he returned and battled Michael Elgin. Thus retaining the title. Cage then faced Callihan retained his title. In a rematch Cage lost the title to Callihan in a steel cage match.
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In 2014, Cage signed in with the Lucha Underground. He won his debut match in a four-way elimination match against Aero Star, Angelico, and Argenis. He established himself as a dominant face and challenged puma for the Lucha Underground Championship. But lost the match via. disqualification. He later defeated Puma itself to earn another title opportunity. But he failed to win again. Later he had another shot at the title this time against Matanza Cueto. Cage never succeeded. In 2015, he also wrestled in Lucha AAA Worldwide and had a few matches where Cage had a feud with Albertos AAA Mega Champion, and lost his first bout. Later in a steel cage match, he lost again and had his head shaved as per the stipulation.
Brian Cage into the AEW on January 12, 2020. He made his debut at the Double or Nothing PPV. He established himself as a heel with Taz alongside him. He entered the Casino Ladder match. Surprisingly, he won the match to become the new contender for the AEW World Championship. Taz later on crowned Cage as the new FTW World Champion which was unofficial. Cage then set his sights on Jon Moxley AEW Champion. He challenged for the title at Fight for the Fallen but lost the match. Cage alongside Taz the entered a feud with Darby Allin and Moxley in a tag team match. But they were defeated. He also defended the FTW Championship against Will Hobbs. Cage lost the title to Ricky Starks after being attacked in the head with the title.
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His real name is Brian Christopher Button.
His wife is Melissa Santos.
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