Brian Cage’s wife Melissa Santos comments more on his position in AEW

During an appearance on Chris Van Vliet’s podcast, Melissa Santos addressed past comments she made about AEW misusing her husband Brian Cage

“I’m his wife, right? And I’m spicy. I’m not gonna be like, ‘Well I really wish things were different’. No! F**king use him already. Like, I love my husband. He is my favorite wrestler. He is. I actually have a couple of favorites but he’s for sure my favorite. That’s how we even started talking. I’d call him my favorite in Lucha Underground all the time so, yeah, I think he’s incredible. It’s just like really, there aren’t many wrestlers that look like him and have the discipline and have, you know, I know they all love, everyone loves wrestling. I’m completely enamored by it as well, a different way but I feel like my gosh, I wanna see him more like I used to, right? It’s just at Lucha Underground, he was being used all the time and it was different companies, right? In IMPACT, you’re the champion, and 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? He comes out the first episode, you see him at AEW, he’s f**king ripping f**king ladders apart. The first time, I don’t know if you guys know this but when he was at Lucha Underground, one of the first things we see him (doing) is ripping the freakin’ belt apart. He comes down, he’s like… and he’s doing these body guy, strong things that you don’t really see that guy as much anymore. You see more of like, you know, the cruiserweight. You don’t see that and I don’t know, just for me, yes, I am biased. 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**king use him. Come on.”

“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. I do feel bad about that because he loves wrestling, he loves AEW, absolutely adores Tony (Khan), loves being there and I feel like all of it came from the love of wanting him to be more involved and that’s really it. It was just from a passionate place and because I’m all loud, loud, loud, I got him in trouble and I do feel bad for that because that wasn’t my intention, even though when I look back at the videos I’m like, ‘Damn, I should have just not been as spicy’, but damn, it’s hard. It’s hard man. I get myself in trouble. I gotta sugarcoat things a little bit. 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.” (quotes courtesy of