At Impact’s Rebellion show on April 28, Cage had a bittersweet evening. The sweet was defeating Johnny Impact to become world champ. The bitter was that he was rushed to the hospital with a back injury.
On top of that, Cage had to put his pet hedgehog down.
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Well a little more bad news staff to this week. Sonic, my original hedgehog died 2 years ago and today I just had to put his mate, Pepper Anne down. She was up there in age and I knew it was coming. She was tough and a fighter but she wasn't eating or drinking much and couldn't stand or hardly walk anymore do to Wobbly hedgehog syndrome. She was losing so much weight and it was heartbreaking watching her try to get around, be active, drink, eat, etc. So I decided it's been plenty enough of a battle for her and she wasn't getting better. Goodbye Pepper Anne. I'll take a time out on hedgehogs for a while. #furryfamily #wellspikey #hedgehog #hedgie #sonic #pepper #RIP #thebigsleep #acurrateshirt #ZZZZZZZ
Cage isn’t letting the blues get him down. He is rebounding like a machine with the cupping method to treat his back, and butt cheek?
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More treatment for my back. Doing anything I can to get better as fast as I can. Thank you to the best sports masseuse around @theginagoddess you can hit her up at @knottedupmassage to find out for yourself. And this is also the most amount of cups I've ever seen on one person........or machine. #cupping #massage #treatment #REPAIRTHEMACHINE #illbeback #cantstopwontstop #betterdaybyday
I’ve never actually investigated the cupping method, so that photo caught me off guard as some sort of crazy cyborg maintenance. I kid because it is a funny looking photo, but Cage should be commended for busting his butt to get back in the ring.
Once Cage is given the green light to return, he will have no shortage of challengers for the Impact World Championship. First up would probably be finishing a fight Michael Elgin started by powerbombing Cage after his title win.
Big Mike gonna feel what it's like to be smaller mike when he goes 1 on 1 with a healthy machine. https://t.co/wSFRxfRrrA— Brian Cage (@MrGMSI_BCage) May 9, 2019
And of course, Johnny Impact will want a rematch.
Cage is also being called out by the World’s Most Dangerous Man.
That’s right. It’s Ken Shamrock. That call-out seems out of left field, but it looks like Impact executive vice president Scott D’Amore is the one who brought up the topic. As kooky as it sounds, I’m curious in Cage vs Shamrock. I mean, why not? Part of professional wrestling is about the spectacle. And that it sure would be with those two going one-on-one in the ring. I don’t know how many pay-per-views it would sell, but it should definitely create enough buzz to get more viewers to tune into Impact’s Friday night program on Twitch and the Pursuit Channel.
How does the idea of Cage vs Shamrock float your boat? Who would you like to see Cage fight first out of Elgin, Johnny, and Shamrock? Any Cagesiders want to cup butts with Cage?