Differences between working for IMPACT Wrestling and Lucha Underground: “You know what, they’re both great,” Cage said. “Okay, so when I was in [WWE] developmental before I was doing some entrance spots, that was the one thing… the main roster, it was so nerve-racking people were walking on eggshells.
“People were damned if you do damned if you don’t, and my first dark match and trial match and a few other appearances on Impact when it was still TNA I was blown away at how absolutely different it was.
“I was so worried like, ‘Should I go to catering? Should I not go to catering? Should I go in the trailer? Should I not go in the trailer?’ Everybody [at Impact] was like: ‘Oh just do what you want!’
“Sting, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe — all these big name guys are so nonchalant and cool about everything. I’m like, ‘Oh wow! This is awesome! This isn’t like a political backstage high school BS like it was over there [in WWE].
“In Lucha Underground — oh my god it was even more different than that — but Impact now, since everything has kinda changed though and I’m cool with everybody. Impact and Lucha have a very similar locker room feel.
“The only is how the show’s ran because obviously, Lucha is more of a TV show. How they structure and how they run it is a little different because they’re shooting a live TV event but it’s not live so it’s a little different.
“Whereas Impact — it almost feels like a really big indie show if you will — like it’s run, I mean obviously when they do a live taping or a pay-per-view it’s a little different. But it’s very smooth, it’s very easy going and I love it.”
On possibly returning to WWE: “I was already there, I’m not bitter at all or spiteful for it,” Cage said. “I’m super happy and content with what I’m doing now. Unless something in that regard changes or unless an offer I can’t say no to appears, you know I’m happy where I’m at.
“I’m not against going back, and I would love to go back — but I’m not one that — I’m not sitting there begging and crawling hoping to go back if that makes sense.”
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