The Machine, Brian Cage, is the Wrestling Republic Wrestler of the Day for February 2nd.
Brian Cage Biography:
Birth Name: Brian Christopher Button
Age: 38 (February 2nd, 1984)
Weight: 272 pounds
Place of Birth: Chico, California
Accolades: 1x ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champion (current), 1x FTW Champion, 1x Impact World Champion, 1x Impact X Division Champion, 1x FCW Tag Team Champion, 1x PWG World Tag Team Champion, #48 on the PWI Top 500 in 2009
Last night was not Cage’s night, as he lost a match on Dynamite to Konosuke Takeshita. Today, however, is the Machine’s 38th birthday. In honor of his birthday, Brian Cage is today’s Wrestler of the Day.
After wrestling on the independent scene, Brian Cage signed a developmental deal with WWE and spent time in Florida Championship Wrestling. While he was released in 2009, Cage continued to have success on the indie scene, winning championships across the US, Japan, and Mexico. This led to him joining PWG and later Impact (then TNA). During one of his stints in Impact, Cage defeated John Morrison to become the Impact World Champion.
Cage made his AEW debut at Double or Nothing in 2021, winning the Casino Ladder Match to earn a title shot. While he didn’t win the AEW World Championship, he was named FTW Champion and became the original member of Team Taz. The Machine held the unsanctioned belt for 377 days until losing it to Ricky Starks.
After leaving Team Taz, Cage featured less prominently on AEW programming. He has since moved to the AEW-owned Ring of Honor. With Prince Nana as the manager, he teamed with Kaun and Toa Liona to win the Six-Man Tag titles at Final Battle. He recently featured in the MJF-Bryan Danielson feud, receiving a payday from MJF in return for attempting to injure Danielson.
Photo Credit: AEW