Melissa Santos took to Twitter in September to vent about the way her husband Brian Cage has been utilized in AEW. At the time, she stated that she feels like he has been misused in the promotion. Santos did an interview with Chris Van Vliet and during it, she addressed her comments regarding this.
“You know, and I think — I’m his [Brian Cage] wife, right? And I’m spicy. I’m not gonna be like, ‘Well I really wish things were different.’ No! F*cking use him already. Like, I love my husband. “
Santos continued by stating that Cage is her favorite wrestler and there’s not a lot of wrestlers that look like him. She brought up how she wants to see him be used like he was in Lucha Underground and Impact Wrestling where he was a top star.
“I’m not asking, ‘Hey! Let’s just make him the champion.’ No, it’s just like I wanna see my husband more, you know?”
She recalled how when Cage made his debut in AEW last year, he was ripping ladders apart and in Lucha Underground, he was ripping the belt apart. She doesn’t think the fans see that side of Cage anymore.
“Yes, I am bias. Like, he’s my husband. I wanna see more of that and so I did get heat because I’m spicy. I’m spicy. I’m very straight-forward. I’m not just gonna be like, ‘Well I’m just gonna… I really wish…’ Like no, f*cking use him. Come on.”
Santos noted that she did feel bad to see Cage get backlash for her comments even though he didn’t say anything. She did confirm that he got backstage heat for what she said.
“I got really spicy about it. Maybe I shouldn’t have. But then he got all the heat. He didn’t even say anything. I know, I know. He got all the heat.”
Santos said her comments come from the love of wanting to see her husband succeed and she’s passionate about it but knows it got him in trouble and she feels bad about it because that wasn’t her intention.
“Yeah, and I feel like it was the impatient kind of my just — I was like, ‘Man, I just want to see more of him.’ I miss seeing my husband [on TV]. I’m a fan, right? I miss seeing my husband. But yeah, so hopefully I can see my husband killing it a little bit more now that, you know, hopefully some of the heat falls off because I feel like in wrestling, there’s always something new that’s happening that’s like the talk of the town and so, you know, I’m sorry babe. I didn’t mean to get you all the heat. I just miss seeing you on TV, that’s really what it is and you know, AEW’s dope. I love more wrestling on TV. I love more of my husband on TV too. That’s really what it is.”
Cage did work the Chris Jericho cruise in October where several AEW stars wrestled. His last televised match for AEW came against Ricky Starks on the October 6th edition of Rampage.