Brian Cage

Jan 15, 2018 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real name: Brian Christopher Button
Height: 6’0
Weight: 265 lbs.
Date of birth: March 2, 1984
From: Fresno, CA
Pro debut: June 15, 2005
Trained by: Norman Smiley, Tom Prichard, Chris Kanyon & Oliver John
Finishing move: Weapon X

Biography

– In 2004, Cage and his friends started their own promotion, Main-Event Wrestling Federation
– During this time, Cage developed a friendship with Chris Kanyon, who would encourage many of his future decisions in wrestling
– On September 30, 2006, Cage defeated Jesse Jiminez to win the PCW Inter-California Title
– In January 2007, Cage began competing for WWE’s developmental territory, Deep South Wrestling. Though not under a WWE contract, he did train and compete alongside their wrestlers
– Upon the demise of DSW, Cage returned to California, competing for various local indies
– On February 16, 2008, Cage defeated Dana Lee to win the APW Worldwide Internet Title
– In June 2008, Cage worked a WWE-ECW dark match, teaming with Jason Styles in a loss to Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore. Shortly after the match, Cage was signed to a development deal
– On July 27, Cage defeated Rik Luxury to win the NAW Heavyweight Title
– In August 2008, Cage reported to FCW and was renamed Kris Logan
– On July 23, 2009, Logan & Justin Angel defeated Caylen Croft & Trent Beretta to win the FCW Tag Team Titles, but lost them later that day to Bo & Duke Rotundo
– In September 2009, Logan was released by WWE. He would return to his Brian Cage persona on the indies
– On January 29, 2010, The Natural Selection (Cage & Shaun Ricker) defeated The RockNES Monsters (Johnny Yuma & Johnny Goodtime) in the final of a tournament to win the vacant M1W Tag Team Titles
– On February 5, The Natural Selection defeated Andrew Hellman & Sonny Samson to retain the M1W Tag Team Titles
– On March 26, The Natural Selection defeated Todd Chandler & Jacob Diez to retain the M1W Tag Team Titles
– On May 2, Cage & Derek Sanders defeated El Amante & El Chupacabra to win the PWR Tag Team Titles
– On September 26, Cage defeated Rik Luxury & Timothy Thatcher in an Elimination Match to win the vacant PPW Heavyweight Title
– On November 6, Cage defeated Mike Rayne to retain the PPW Heavyweight Title
– On December 8, The Natural Selection defeated The RockNES Monsters (Johnny Yuma & Johnny Goodtime) to win the NWA Heritage Tag Team Titles
– Two days later, The Natural Selection defeated James Morgan & Nick Madrid to retain the M1W Heritage Tag Team Titles
– On January 7, 2011, The Natural Selection defeated Ruben Iglesias & Kyle Webb to retain the M1W Heritage Tag Team Titles
– The next day, The Natural Selection defeated Rasche Brown & Slymm to retain the NWA Heritage Tag Team Titles
– On January 28, The Natural Selection defeated Todd Chandler & Brandon Parker to retain the NWA Heritage Tag Team Titles
– On February 5, Border Patrol (Cage & Derek Sanders) defeated El Hijo de Chupacabra & El Mariachi to retain the PWR Tag Team Titles
– On March 5, The Natural Selection defeated Joey Ryan & Scorpio Sky to retain the NWA Heritage Tag Team Titles
– On April 10, The Natural Selection defeated Colt Cabana & Joey Ryan and Young Hollywood (Todd Chandler & Brandon Parker) to retain the NWA Heritage Tag Team Titles
– On May 15, The Natural Selection defeated The Tribe (Navajo Warrior & Hawaiian Lion) to retain the NWA Heritage Tag Team Titles
– On May 21, The Natural Selection defeated Andrew Hellman & Nick Madrid to retain the M1W Tag Team Titles
– On May 12, 2012, Cage defeated El Galactico, Famous B & El Galan to win the PWR Junior Heavyweight Title
– On July 28, Cage defeated El Mariachi to retain the PWR Junior Heavyweight Title
– On August 30, 2012, Cage wrestled a TNA dark match, losing to Robbie E
– In January 2013, Cage & Michael Elgin (as The Unbreakable F’N Machines) entered the PWG DDT4 Tournament. They defeated The Super Smash Brothers (Player Uno & Stupefied), before losing to The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson)
– On January 27, Border Patrol (Cage & Derek Sanders) defeated El Dinamita & Kafu to win the PWR Tag Team Titles
– On February 27, Cage defeated TJ Perkins to win the vacant PWB Television Title
– On March 30, Cage defeated Todd Chandler, Chris Masters & James Morgan to win the vacant MWE Heavyweight Title
– On April 20, Cage defeated James Morgan & Famous B to retain the MWE Heavyweight Title
– On September 6, 2013, Cage defeated Damien Grundy to win the vacant FSP World Title
– On November 2, Cage defeated Marko Estrada, Thomas DuBois & Dru Onyx to win the NSPW Standing 8 Tournament
– On November 15, Cage defeated Jeff Cobb to retain the FSP World Title
– On January 17, Cage defeated Matt Hardy to retain the FSP World Title
– On February 21, Cage defeated Drake Younger to retain the FSP World Title
– A week later, Cage defeated Danny Duggan to win the PWE Heavyweight Title
– On March 8, Cage defeated Marcus Lewis to retain the FSP World Title
– On April 18, Cage defeated Willie Mack to retain the FSP World Title
– On June 26, Cage returned to TNA, losing a 3-Way X-Division Match to Sanada
– On August 15, Cage defeated Idris Jackson to retain the FSP World Title
– In October 2014, Cage joined the Lucha Underground roster
– On January 23, 2015, Cage defeated Chris Hero, Drew Galloway & Uhaa Nation in an Elimination Match to win the vacant IWF World Title
– On February 15, Cage defeated Matt Hardy in a TLC Match to win the FSW Heavyweight Title
– In April 2015, Cage began competing regularly for Mexico’s AAA promotion
– On June 5, Cage defeated Kenny King, Tyshaun Prince & Kevin Kross to retain the FSW Heavyweight Title
– At AAA Heroes Inmortales IX, Cage & El Mesias defeated Drago & Fenix
– On January 16, 2016, Cage defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr to win the Lucha Underground Gift of the Gods Title
– At House of Hardcore XIII, Cage defeated Sami Callihan
– On April 24, Cage defeated El Texano in the final match of a best of 5 series. Cage won Lucha Underground’s Gauntlet of the Gods for his efforts
– On January 14, 2017, Cage defeated Michael Elgin to win the vacant WrestleCircus Ringmaster Title
– On February 12, Cage & Sami Callihan defeated Aaron Epic & Martin Stone, Shane Strickland & Angel Rose, Pop Culture (Veda Scott & Jason Cade) and Team Lucha (Jay Rios & Jon Cruz) to win the FEST Love Cup
– A week later, Cage defeated Zack Sabre Jr to retain the WrestleCircus Ringmaster Title
– On March 17, Cage defeated Matt Riddle to retain the WrestleCircus Ringmaster Title
– On April 3, Cage defeated Dezmond Xavier to retain the WrestleCircus Ringmaster Title
– At House of Hardcore XXIV, Cage defeated MVP
– At House of Hardcore XXV, Cage defeated Rhett Titus & Action Ortiz
– On April 30, Cage defeated Johnny Mundo to retain the WrestleCircus Ringmaster Title
– In May 2017, Cage embarked on a short tour of Japan with NOAH
– On October 21, Cage defeated Shane Strickland to regain the WrestleCircus Ringmaster Title
– In January 2018, it was announced that Cage had signed with Impact Wrestling
– On February 17, Cage defeated Tessa Blanchard to retain the WrestleCircus Ringmaster Title and win the WrestleCircus Sideshow Title
– On March 17, Cage defeated Slex to retain the WrestleCircus Ringmaster Title
– The next day, Cage defeated Slex, Brodie Marshall & Mick Moretti in a 4-Way Match to retain the WrestleCircus Ringmaster Title
– At Impact Redemption, Cage defeated Dezmond Xavier, DJZ, Taiji Ishimori, Trevor Lee & El Hijo del Fantasma in a 6-Way Match
– At Impact Under Pressure, Cage defeated Dezmond Xavier
– At House of Hardcore 43, Cage defeated Ace Romero
– On June 22, Cage defeated Austin Aries & Johnny Impact in a 3-Way Match to win the WSW Heavyweight Title, but lost it to Impact in a singles match the next day
– At Slammiversary XVI, Cage defeated Matt Sydal to win the Impact X-Division Title
– The next day, Cage again defeated Sydal to retain the X-Division Title
– On July 28, Cage defeated Trey Miguel to retain the Impact X-Division Title
– In August 2018, Cage defended the Impact X-Division Title against Kongo Kong and Fenix
– On September 2, Cage defeated Rey Fenix to win the vacant Warrior Wrestling Title
– On September 15, Cage defeated Brian Varga to retain the Impact X-Division Title
– On October 15, Cage defeated Rich Swann to retain the Impact X-Division Title
– On October 24, Cage fought Sami Callihan to a no-contest to retain the Impact X-Division Title
– On November 11, Cage defeated Sami Callihan to retain the Impact X-Division Title
– On November 17, Cage defeated Desean Pratt, KC Navarro & Samuel Adams to retain the Impact X-Division Title
– On November 24, Cage defeated Adam Brooks, Robbie Eagles & Tome Filip to retain the Impact X-Division Title
– The next day, Cage defeated Bandido to retain the Impact X-Division Title
– On January 5, 2019, Cage defeated Bandido to retain the Warrior Wrestling Title
– The next night, Cage cashed in his ‘Option C’, but lost his Impact World Title match to Johnny Impact
– On March 15, Cage defeated Dezmond Xavier, Trey Miguel & Zachary Wentz to retain the Warrior Wrestling Title
– At Rebellion, Cage defeated Johnny Impact with Lance Storm as guest referee to win the Impact World Title, but would suffer a back injury during the match
– On May 12, Cage defeated Austin Aries & Wardlow to retain the Warrior Wrestling Title
– On June 21, The Flippin Machines (Cage & Flip Gordon) defeated The Natural Classics (Stevie & Tome Filip) and The Lucha Brothers (Fenix & Pentagon Jr) to win the WSW Tag Team Titles
– At Slammiversary XVII, Cage defeated Michael Elgin to retain the Impact World Title

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