Edge and Christian open today’s show speaking about WWE’s Mixed Match Challenge. Christian likes this idea a lot and he thinks that this is the type of original content that can really help sell more subscriptions to the WWE Network. Edge says he loves the concept as well, and adds that he had a great time working in mixed tag matches during his career.
Edge informs that it’s been ten years since the Edgeheads (Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins) debuted in WWE, and he welcomes Curt Hawkins on the show to discuss his career in WWE.
Hawkins talks about establishing his “CreateAPro” Wrestling school with Pat Buck. Hawkins admits that opening this school was a very selfish choice for him at first because he was just looking for a place to work out and keep in shape while he was waiting on a call from WWE. He was employed by WWE at that time but they weren’t using him often, so he was just sitting at home.
He informs that he got started in WWE after receiving a call in 2007 to appear as a tag team on ECW with Ryder. They were both thrilled but things didn’t really get off to a great start. He recalls working a tag team match with two local talents in which he and Ryder were supposed to win and look strong, but they had to drag it out for eight minutes.
They didn’t really know how to do that so they cut the match short and picked up the pinfall victory in far less than eight minutes. When they got to the backstage area they were screamed at by Gerry Brisco because they didn’t fill their eight minute time slot and that threw off the timing of the entire show.