Most Casual wrestling had no idea of Nick Gage before he appeared on AEW’s Fyter Fest Night 2 as MJF’s second Labor. Gage has been making a name for himself in the indie and deathmatch wrestling scene for about 2 decades.
Gage’s gimmick is definitely not for the faint of heart. His character sees him liking to inflict pain and cause bloodshed and destruction. It seems he has a fan in WWE’s own Booker T.
While speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T stated that if everyone in the pro wrestling world had the same thought process of Nick Gage as far as maintaining kayfabe is concerned, then it would have been a much better place.
“I’ll tell you this, Nick Gage, I have never met this dude before in my life. But I’ll tell you if everyone in this business had the same thought process as Nick Gage, the business would be in a much, much better place. We are in an era of social media. We are in an era everybody wants their followers, they want to post something.”
“The guy, Nick Gage, you pull up photos of this guy, and you’re never gonna see him smiling in any of them. He’s got the same look on his face in every photo, every picture I have seen him in. There is not a picture of him being happy. It’s a picture of a guy who’s ready to go into a deathmatch each and every night. He’s the real deal. As far as what he does and what he brings to the table. So I cannot disparage him at all.”
You can listen to the entire episode of Booker T’s Hall of Fame podcast below.
(h/t Sportskeeda for the transcription.)