By R.O. Brown
Brian Cage has returned to Hollywood (Photo by Devin Chen)
The Machine. Mr. GMSI. The Lucha Destroyer. Call him what you will, but Brian Cage has been on a warpath tearing through international Independent Professional Wrestling in a huge way. Whether he’s a Machine in the Temple, the Lucha destroyer South of the border, or an Unbreakable Effin’ Machine in Reseda , Cage has been making his mark and drawing the attention of millions the world over with his unparalleled athleticism, intense mechanical focus, and borderline freakish physique.
It’s no wonder that Cage’s name is associated with several of the top promotions in our industry. Since leaving Percy Pringle III, his Natural Selection partner Shaun Ricker (now Impact Global Champion Eli Drake), and the storied halls of Championship Wrestling from Hollywood, Cage has gone on to have a hand in the success of a slew of top shelf promotions. Everyone from Wrestle Circus (TX) to The Crash Luchas (Mexicali) to House of Hardcore (PA) to Lucha Underground (CA) has seen the dominance and ferocity that Cage embodies.
All eyes on “The Machine” (Photo by Devin Chen)
Now we come full circle. Back to Los Angeles, back to the NWA and back to Championship Wrestling from Hollywood. It’s been almost 6 years since we’ve seen Cage on our program but he has come back with a vengeance and with a clear goal in mind: a goal that weighs about 10 lbs. In his short time since returning, Cage has already overcome one-half of the Classic Connection, Levi Shapiro, in his attempts to foil The Office and Nikko Marquez and he’s not done yet. In fact, just this last Saturday Cage showed Championship Wrestling from Hollywood’s first Triple Crown Winner Ryan Taylor just how dominant he intends to be in his return. Can anyone stop this man or is it true what they say? “He’s not just a man, he’s a Machine.”