Impact Wrestling star Brian Cage, who faces Matt Sydal this Sunday night at Slammiversary, spoke with The Roman Show ahead of his title match this weekend.
During the interview, Cage revealed a superhero gimmick he pitched to Dusty Rhodes during his time in WWE developmental, however, the gimmick never panned out as WWE ended up releasing Cage.
“I am out there having awesome matches with Justin Gabriel, Tyson Kidd, Trent Barrreta, and Dusty Rhodes pulls me to the office and goes, ‘Let me tell you something baby. You are a phenomenal worker. You got to have something else. You can’t be that. Hey Matt, what’s that guy called the Honey Badger The Wolverine yeah. But you can’t be the Wolverine because that’s a trademark, so give me something else.’
“I went back, and I was looking through my trading cards and comics, and I said, ‘I’ll be like the Dark Claw which is Batman and Wolverine.’ I made my attire off that, and they were going to bring me up, and then Hurricane came up and Dusty said, ‘OK, we are thinking of feuding or teaming you with Hurricane.’ So I started doing a bunch of heel promos but I got released.”
You can hear more from Cage, including his thoughts on this weekend’s big Title match, in the above video player.