The career of Christian Cage told in photos, over the years

Christian Cage is an iconic legend in professional wrestling. He has captivated audiences over the years, and these images showcase Christian’s remarkable wrestling career.

Christian Cage is one of a select group of wrestlers who have had outstanding tag team careers and translated that success into a singles competitor. Christian has wrestled in several wrestling promotions, and he has had tons of success with world championship wins to come. WWE and TNA. Christian has maxed out his abilities and he’s given fans tons of memorable moments over the years.

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No doubt Christian will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in the future, but for now, he’s in AEW. Christian won several championships during his storied career and he was involved in high caliber matches and feuds. Nonetheless, these images take fans back in time to Christian’s outstanding career.

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WWE debut

Christian made his WWE debut at Distribution: in your house. He appeared at ringside in Edge’s match with fellow Canadian, Owen Hart. Edge got distracted and Hart picked up a win over Edge. The mysterious person at ringside was revealed to be Christian, who became Edge’s storyline brother.

In reality, Christian and Edge are close friends. Nonetheless, Christian made his in-ring debut a month later at Last Judgment: In Your House, and he defeated Taka Michinoku for the Light Heavyweight Championship. Christian sided with Gangrel in his brief feud with Edge before the three teamed up with The Brood.

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The Brood

The Brood became one of the most popular trios in WWE history. Their time together was short-lived, but they made an impact. The chemistry between Christian, Edge and Gangrel was excellent. Their entrance when they emerged through the fire was a sight to behold.

In early 1999, The Brood joined The Undertaker’s Ministry of Darkness faction. It made little sense for The Brood to join the Ministry since they were doing well on their own. Nonetheless, The Brood parted ways with the Ministry, but they disbanded in the summer of 1999 with Gangrel joining the Hardys.

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First tag team title race

Christian and Edge were finally given a chance to be on their own and allowed their team partnership to flourish. The Canadians have been knocking on the door of the WWE Tag Team Championship for a while, but they’ve failed repeatedly. However, Christian and Edge feuded with the Hardys and Dudleys as they competed in a triangle ladder match at Wrestle Mania 16 for team titles.

They stole the show in a remarkable match, and Christian and Edge won the WWE Tag Team Championship for the first time. They deserved to win the WWE Tag Team Titles, and the duo went on to have good matches as the reigning Tag Team Champions.

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Separate from edge

After Christian and Edge won the WWE Tag Team Championship for the seventh time at Wrestle Mania 17, they held the titles for a short time with The Undertaker and Kane defeating them for the titles. Cracks began to appear, with Christian becoming jealous of Edge’s success as Edge won the 2001 King of the Ring tournament with Christian reaching the semi-finals.

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Christian turned on Edge when he crushed the King of the Ring trophy in September 2001. While Edge thrived on his own, Christian struggled for some time. Although he did manage to win the Intercontinental Championship and the European title in the fall of 2001. Christian soon joined the Alliance, and he won more Tag Team Championship gold with Lance Storm and Chris Jericho in 2002.

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Romance with Trish Stratus

In one of the most shocking moments in WWE history, Trish Stratus betrayed Chris Jericho to side with Christian at Wrestle Mania 20. Christian then defeated Jericho to claim his first singles win on The Grandest Stage of Them All.

The chemistry between Christian and Trish was great, and Christian had Tyson Tomko as his problem solver. Unfortunately, their relationship quietly dissolved as Christian was injured for a few months, with WWE not reviewing their relationship in the fall of 2004.

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TNA

WWE let Christian down by not featuring him as strong as Edge did in his first run with WWE. Nevertheless, Christian left WWE at the end of 2005 and he joined TNA. He was a massive addition to TNA’s roster and he was renamed Christian Cage.

Cage debuted at Genesis, and he had a huge reaction. Christian’s career in TNA was memorable as he won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship twice. He was a main event-level player in TNA, which was great to see Christian deliver on his promise that WWE failed to capitalize.

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Back to WWE

For the first time in three and a half years, Christian returned to WWE television in February 2009, reprising his role as Christian. He had to come back to Royal Rumblebut WWE decided to have Matt Hardy attack his brother Jeff Hardy in his defense of the WWE Championship with Edge instead.

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Nonetheless, Christian became the face of the ECW version of WWE. He has won the ECW Championship twice and he is the greatest ECW champion under the WWE banner. Christian was a big deal on ECW because he made the title relevant.

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World Heavyweight Champion

Christian had to wait a long time to become WWE World Champion. Captain Charisma fought for the vacant World Heavyweight Championship at Extreme Rules 2011 in a ladder match. Christian was comfortable in the classification matches.

Christian had a hell of a game, and to make things sweeter, Edge made an appearance. Christian rose through the ranks and won the world heavyweight championship. There were tears of joy with Edge and Christian embracing. Christian deserved this moment, but his world title reign was not long for this world with Randy Orton beating him to gold in his first title defense.

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First retirement

WWE doesn’t take concussions lightly, and it marked the end of Christian’s in-ring career in 2014. Christian won a fatal four-way match to become the number one contender for the Big E Intercontinental Championship. This match did not materialize, with Christian suffering a concussion.

It would have been a blow for Christian to hear this news as he hit his stride. Still, it’s a good thing that WWE takes health issues seriously to avoid long-term harm to his talent.

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Epic Return of the Royal Rumble

Somehow, Christian managed to defy the odds and he was medically cleared to participate in the 2021 Men’s Royal Rumble match. Christian entered 24th, but didn’t get a comeback like Edge did. did a year ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic and this event taking place in the ThunderDome.

You could guarantee that fans everywhere would have gone crazy to see Christian fight in a WWE ring once again. Christian and Edge’s embrace was a heartbreaking moment as no one expected to see Christian and Edge back in the same ring as wrestlers.

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AEW

Christian didn’t stay long in WWE, which was a shame, but he wasted no time in joining AEW. Christian was again known as Christian Cage. However, it’s safe to say that Cage’s time in AEW didn’t go as planned.

Nonetheless, since AEW had a partnership with Impact Wrestling, Christian has appeared on both shows. Christian defeated Kenny Omega to become the Impact World Champion. Since relinquishing the Impact World Championship, Cage has fallen into oblivion, and that begs the question, should he return to WWE?


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