Cage was scheduled to be in a title match.
The third of three Triplemanía XXXI events this year took place on August 12th. A new Latin American Champion was crowned via a four-way involving Q.T. Marshall, Pentagón Jr., Dralístico and Texano Jr.
It was Marshall emerging victorious to become champion. Originally, Texano Jr. was not supposed to be in the match and that final spot was Brian Cage’s. He took to his social media and explained his absence via video. Cage was in a hospital bed and stated that he is only sidelined briefly.
Well, well, well, I was planning on coming down to Mexico, as I said. Return to Triplemanía in a big way for that Latin American Championship. Getting all my sh*t in, all the spotlight, match of the night, all that stuff I always say. Picking up the scraps between Pentagón (Jr.), Q.T. Marshall, Dralístico, all that jazz. Welp, hmm, things don’t always work out the way we want them to and I’m currently in the E.R. right now with inconsiderate patients playing their Instagram videos in the background on full volume. But, it’s okay, I’m still alive, I’m still kicking. But unfortunately, it doesn’t look like I’ll be making my flight or my scheduled matchup for Triplemanía this Saturday which is — I wish I was joking, I wish I was lying, I wish this was part of the plan but unfortunately, it’s not so, yeah, I was booked to be there, I was planning on being there, I was planning on becoming the new champion but, obviously I’m not pulling any strings, this is what it is, this is where I’m at, this is where it’s going so, there’s always next year or hopefully a lot sooner than that. So, either way, at the end of the day, who better? It’s still nobody.
For those who have asked or hoped to see me at #TriplemaniaXXXI last night, here's why I wasn't there. I'm gonna be just fine. Only sidelined very briefly, I'll be gtg next week! pic.twitter.com/2K61gNqR9m
— Brian Cage (@briancagegmsi) August 13, 2023
Cage was in action against Darby Allin on the August 9th AEW Dynamite.
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