Backstage News on Original Plans for Brian Cage to be in Casino Battle Royale

— Impact champion Brian Cage was scheduled for the Casino Battle Royale in a position where he would get “some spots to look good” before being eliminated. However, Cage – who has an exclusive contract with Impact – didn’t clear it with them. Shortly before the event, AEW officials called Don Callis of Impact, who felt that his world champion shouldn’t be appearing in a pre-show Battle Royal and thus, Cage ended up being pulled from the spot.