Brian Cage

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Brian Cage

Title History

  • Hollywood Heritage Tag Team Championship (2 times) with Shaun Ricker;
  • FCW Florida Tag Team Championship with Justin Gabriel (June 23, 2011);
  • California Cup (June 2011);
  • NWA Heritage Tag Team Championship (2 times) with Shaun Ricker;
  • PWG World Tag Team Championship with Michael Elgin;
  • PWR Junior Heavyweight Championship;
  • PWR Tag Team Championship with Derek Sanders;
  • Match 1 Wrestling Tag Team Championship with Shaun Ricker;

Career Highlights [courtesy in part of Wikipedia.com]

Early career (2004-2006):

  • Brian Cage began his love of professional wrestling like any normal kid by watching it on television. During those early year Cage became friends with Chris Kanyon following a show that was held in Sacramento at Arco Arena where he made a sign that Kanyon noticed. Following the end of that show Cage met Kanyon and the two eventually became friends and Cage’s biggest influence in his decision to pursue professional wrestling as a career.
  • This eventually led to Brian Cage and his friends starting their own Federation in 2004 called Main-Event Wrestling Federation or MWF for short.
  • Brian Cage’s wrestling debut happened when he officially wrestled Kanyon for the first time at an MWF show.
  • This eventually lead to a second show where Kanyon once again faced Brian Cage. Cage ended up winning both matches against Kanyon.
  • During this time, Brian Cage had been training at Pro Championship Wrestling.  Cage then made a name for himself and competed at All Pro Wrestling.  This continued until Cage, under Kanyon’s advise, left to move to Atlanta to be in WWE’s then developmental territory Deep South Wrestling.

Deep South Wrestling (2006-2007):

  • While not officially signed with Deep South Wrestling, Brian Cage competed in matches with current WWE Superstars Kofi Kingston, Heath Slater, Brodus Clay and Zack Ryder.
  • When WWE ended its ties with DSW, Brian Cage left to come back to California.
  • However, before Cage left, Kanyon asked Cage to become Mortis so that someday if Kanyon ever decided to make a comeback that he could still have his name out there.  This was seen as a great honor to Cage and he gladly accepted to become Mortis whenever he was asked to appear as Mortis and not Brian Cage. Cage is the only person other than Kanyon that has portrayed the Mortis character.

Independent Circuit (2007-2008):

  • Brian Cage again came back to home State of California and made a name by wrestling in promotions such as All Pro Wrestling, Supreme Pro Wrestling, and Fog City Wrestling.
  • Brian Cage had one his final Indy matches at Supreme Pro Wrestling in Sacramento against Adam Thornstowe.
  • Near the end of 2008 when Brian Cage was resigned with WWE he gave the Mortis outfit back to Kanyon who had decided to make a return to the ring as himself and as Mortis. However, when Kanyon passed away, Cage was unable to get the Mortis outfit back from Kanyon’s Family. Cage had wanted to be able to carry on Kanyon’s memory by continuing to portray Mortis.

World Wrestling Entertainment (2008-2009):

  • In June 2008, WWE signed Cage to a developmental contract and would then report to their developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling.
  • When Brian 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.
  • August 26, 2008 – FCW: Brian Cage defeated Sinn Bowdee.
  • October 10, 2008 – FCW: Scotty Goldman & Chris Logan defeated Kafu & Black Pain w/Brian Kelly.
  • October 16, 2008 – FCW: Chris Logan defeated Mike Kruel.
  • October 28, 2008 – FCW: Caleb O’Neal defeated Chris Logan.
  • October 30, 2008 – FCW: Trent Barretta defeated Chris Logan.
  • November 6, 2008 – FCW: Ian Richardson defeated Chris Logan.
  • December 4, 2008 – FCW: Kafu defeated Kaleb O’Neal and Chris Logan and Mike Kruel in a 4-WAY.
  • December 11, 2008 – FCW: Chris Logan defeated Trent Barretta.
  • January 8, 2009 – FCW: T.J. Wilson defeated Chris Logan.
  • January 29, 2009 – FCW: Alex Riley defeated Chris Logan.
  • February 5, 2009 – FCW: Kris Logan defeated Dylan Kline w/Wesley Holiday.
  • February 12, 2009 – FCW: Kris Logan defeated Byron Wilcott.
  • February 19, 2009 – FCW: Tyson Kidd defeated Kris Logan by Submission.
  • March 13, 2009 – FCW: Mr. Tarver (Tyrone Evans) defeated Kris Logan (Brian Button).
  • March 15, 2009 – FCW: Drew McIntyre defeated Kris Logan.
  • March 20, 2009 – FCW: Tyson Kidd defeated Kris Logan.
  • March 26, 2009 – FCW: Kris Logan & DJ Gabriel defeated Byron Saxton & Jon Cutler.
  • April 2, 2009 – FCW: Kris Logan defeated Kafu.
  • April 9, 2009 – FCW: Kris Logan defeated Mr. Tarver.
  • May 7, 2009 – FCW: Kris Logan defeated Barry Allen.
  • May 14, 2009 – FCW: Mr. Tarver defeated Kris Logan.
  • May 28, 2009 – FCW: Mr. Tarver & Taylor Rotunda defeated Kris Logan & Lupe Santiago.
  • June 4, 2009 – FCW: Tyson Kidd defeated Eric Escobar and Kris Logan in a 3-WAY.
  • June 18, 2009 – FCW: Johnny Curtis won a 14-man battle royal to earn a title shot (Participants: Bo Rotunda, Mr. Tarver, Chris Raaber, Kris Logan, Alex Riley, Aiden Frost, Ricky Ortiz, Sheamus O’Shaunessy, Dawson Alexander Esq., Heath Slater, Tyson Kidd, David Hart Smith, Drew McIntrye, & Johnny Curtis).
  • June 19, 2009 – FCW: Justin Angel & Kris Logan defeated DJ Gabriel & Vic Adams.
  • June 23, 2009 – FCW TV Tapings: Justin Angel & Kris Logan defeated The Dudebusters to win the FCW Tag Team titles. he Abraham Washington Show with the new FCW Tag Team Champions Justin Angel & Kris Logan (The Dudebusters wanted a rematch, and the Rotundos wanted a title shot, so they set up a #1 Contenders match). The Rotunda Brothers (Bo & Duke Rotunda) b The Dudebusters in a #1 Contenders match. The Rotunda Brothers (Bo & Duke Rotunda) b Justin Angel & Kris Logan to win the FCW Tag Team titles..
  • June 25, 2009 – FCW: FCW Florida Tag Team champions The Dude Busters (Trent Beretta & Caylen Croft) defeated Justin Angel & Kris Logan.
  • July 2, 2009 – FCW:  FCW Florida Tag Team champions Trent Beretta & Caylen Croft defeated Kris Logan & Justin Angel in the 1st tv taping. Kris Logan w/Justin Angel vs. Caylen Croft w/Trent Beretta was turned into a tag match by Abraham Washington (w/Rosa Mendes), Kris Logan & Justin Angel defeated Caylen Croft & Trent Beretta in the 2nd tv taping.
  • July 5, 2009 – FCW: Johnny Curtis defeated Kris Logan.
  • July 9, 2009 – FCW: Kris Logan defeated Dos Caras Jr. (debut).
  • July 15, 2009 – FCW: FCW Florida Tag Team champions Trent Beretta & Caylen Croft b Kris Logan & Justin Angel.
  • July 16, 2009 – FCW: “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus defeated Kris Logan.
  • July 30, 2009 – FCW: Justin Angel defeated Kris Logan and Tyson Kidd and Yoshi Tatsu in a 4-WAY.
  • August 20, 2009 – FCW: “Night Claw” Kris Logan defeated Aiden Frost.
  • The name Kris Logan was made to give homage to Chris Kanyon, with the Logan part due to his similar appearance the Marvel Comics Wolverine, along with the outfit that he wore which sported yellow tights with claw marks.
  • During this time Kris Logan would take on current WWE Superstars such as Justin Gabriel, Trent Barreta, Yoshi Tatsu, Alex Riley, Drew McIntrye, Tyson Kidd, and Alberto Del Rio.
  • During his time in FCW, Kris Logan would then come up with a new character Night Claw. The Night Claw character was seen in a few matches and was supposed to be used during the time that Hurricane was still active in WWE. However, this did not occur as Cage was eventually released from his contract in mid September 2009 for unknown reasons.

Return to independent circuit (2009-present):

  • Upon his release from WWE, Brian Cage returned to the independent wrestling circuit and even competed in Asia. Cage would return to the Main Event Wrestling promotion where he would win the Main Event Wrestling California Cup where he beat Ryan Taylor, Joey Ryan, and finally T.J. Perkins.
  • In October 2010, Cage wrestled and won a match against Kenny Dykstra at Main Event Wrestling in internet pay-per-view.
  • Brian Cage would then join the NWA Hollywood promotion where he would team up with Shaun Ricker to form the tag team Natural Selection managed by Percy Pringle III.
  • Towards the end of 2011, the team would split as Brian Cage would feud with Ricker and would leave Cage as a single competitor.
  • Brian Cage also competed in Pro Wrestling Bushido wrestling for them since his return to California.
  • In 2011, Brian Cage joined Joey Ryan, Steve Stamp, and Dan Danielson to form the stable 4H.
  • On April 29, 2012 Brian Cage competed in the Warriors Way Tournament that determined the number one contender for the PWB Title. In the first round, Cage faced Joey Ryan who expected him to just lay down and allow Ryan to move on to the semi-final rounds. However, Cage refused to do so. Cage would defeat Ryan moving onto the semi-finals who would then face Willie Mack. Due to outside interference by Ryan and Dan Danielson, Cage lost the match against Mack.
  • Brian Cage has also 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.
  • Brian Cage also competed in Pro Championship Wrestling which during his first few months there Cage began a feud with A.J. Kirsch of WWE Tough Enough TV fame. The feud between the two occurred due to a match from a PCW and a rivalry that started when the two of them trained together at the PCW training facility called the Workfarm.  Cage and Kirsch wrestled for 10 minutes which led to a time limit draw. The rivalry between the two took a turn for the worse when Kirsch was taken on to be part of the Tough Enough show. Cage who spent time in WWE through developmental territories viewed Kirsch’s rise to fame as a near insult due to the fact that Kirsch was a game show contestant while Cage was a former FCW Tag Team Champion which he held with Justin Gabriel
  • On August 30, 2012 Brian Cage competed in a dark match against Robbie E in a losing effort.
  • Brian Cage appeared on the January 10, 2013 edition of Impact Wrestling in a TNA Gut Check match in a losing effort against Jay Bradley.
  • Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (2010-present)
  • Brian Cage made his Pro Wrestling Guerrilla debut on July 30, 2010, against Brandon Bonham at Seven in a losing effort.
  • In his next match, Brian Cage lost once more to Bonham in the 2010 Battle of Los Angeles opening round.
  • Soon after, Brian Cage would form a stable with Chuck Taylor and Ryan Taylor known as the Fightin’ Taylor Boys, adding the last name to his own and becoming Brian Cage-Taylor. The group found occasional success (with Brian and Ryan doing most of the teaming), but were never challengers to the PWG World Tag Team Championship.
  • At Death to All But Metal on May 25, 2012, Brian Cage (no longer using the “Taylor” moniker) received his first PWG World Championship title shot against champion Kevin Steen.
  • At Threemendous III on July 21, 2012 Brian Cage defeated Eddie Edwards before interfering in Kevin Steen’s title defense against Willie Mack, attacking both men.
  • On September 1, 2012 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.  The following day, Cage was eliminated from the tournament by Michael Elgin, following interference from Steen.
  • At Failure to Communicate on October 27, 2012 Brian Cage defeated Willie Mack, with whom he had been feuding since July.
  • On January 12, 2013, Cage and Michael Elgin formed a team called the Unbreakable F’n Machines (a name derived from both wrestlers’ nicknames) and participated in the 2013 Dynamite Duumvirate Tag Team Title Tournament. In the opening round, they captured the PWG World Tag Team Championship by beating the previous year’s winners, the Super Smash Bros. (Player Uno and Stupefied).
  • The Unbreakable F’n Machines then lost the championship to The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) in the semifinal round of the tournament later that same day.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling:

  • July 31, 2014 – Destination X: Sanada defeated Brian Cage and Crazzy Steve in a triple threat “X Division championship qualifying match”.