Brian Cage's arrival into AEW came at Double or Nothing on May 23, as the mystery entrant in the Casino Ladder Match. That also marked his first appearance with Taz as his manager.
Cage earned a title shot against World champion Jon Moxley by winning the ladder match, a shot that he redeemed on Wednesday at Fight for the Fallen. Moxley ended up winning the match by preying on Cage's surgically-repaired biceps through a match-long assault, resulting in a conflicted Taz throwing in the towel while Cage was snared in a cross armbreaker.
Playing up the angle that Cage is upset at Taz for surrendering on his behalf, "The Machine" tweeted, "It's been a rough couple of days, and @OfficialTAZ and I have gone back and forth. I've considered relieving him of his duties, and wanted to immediately after the match. I'll wait and see how I feel after the weekend.
"Regardless, I never tapped. I wasn't gonna tap. I only need one arm to drop mox on his head. I technically may no longer be undefeated, but I'm still unbeaten. And more importantly, the answer to the question "who betta than cage?", is still NOBODY!"
Cage was attacked after the match by Darby Allin, who he'd put on the shelf after the aforementioned ladder match.