Edge and Christian open today’s show by speaking about the rumoured Shane McMahon & Daniel Bryan versus Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn match. Edge notes that Bryan probably wanted to return in a main event singles bout, but it’s probably good that he can dip his toes back in the water in a tag match.

Edge informs that anytime he was off for any amount of time with an injury it would take at least a month for his body to recalibrate to life as a professional wrestler. He also adds that Bryan and McMahon have had issues with each other for the last year so from a storyline perspective WWE can do some interesting things in the match. In addition, Bryan should have great chemistry with Owens and Zayn and that should make things easier on him in his first match back.

Christian talks about the recent NJPW show which took place in the United States. He notes that the show was quite long, but he really enjoyed The Young Bucks’ performance on this show. He mentions that one of the Bucks was nursing a back injury and they did a great job of incorporating that injury into the storyline throughout the match. He credits their ability to adapt and adjust as performers.

Edge and Christian welcome Tommy Dreamer to the show.

Dreamer informs that his House of Hardcore promotion will be holding a show during WrestleMania weekend that will air live on the streaming service, Twitch. He informs that he recently found out that the building they’re running in does not have internet, so now he’s in the process of trying to acquire internet somehow. He adds that he’ll be working with another former WWE Superstar, Billy Gunn on the show.

All three men are looking forward to WrestleMania weekend, and Dreamer congratulates Edge and Christian on the announcement that they’ll be inducting The Dudley Boyz into the WWE Hall of Fame. Dreamer laughs as he points out that he’s having a hard time getting tickets to the event, even though he’s a close personal friend of The Dudley Boyz.

Edge and Christian welcome Beth Phoenix to the show.

Phoenix informs that next week will be the end of her run as guest commentator for the Mixed Match Challenge. This whole run has lasted 12 weeks and although she has had a great time working as guest commentator, she admits that it was one of the hardest things she’s ever done in her life.

Learning how to be an effective commentator live on television every week was very difficult and she felt like a deer in the headlights most of the time. However, as the week’s have gone on she feels as if she’s become more and more comfortable with the job, and with interacting with her commentary partners. After being thrown into the deep end right away she jokes that she can’t get any worse, so she’s focused on continued growth as a commentator.

Phoenix adds that WWE couldn’t have came to her with a more intimidating and scary offer. She was always nervous on commentary because she felt as if she couldn’t compete with voices like Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler, but she couldn’t turn this opportunity down because she knows she would have kicked herself for that later in life.

A listener writes into the show and asks Edge and Christian whose finisher they’d choose to use if they could no longer use their own. Edge points out that it would have to be a move that’d be easy on the body, and a move that could be easily used on everyone. Edge picks the Stone Cold Stunner, and Christian picks The People’s Elbow.

Another listener asks Edge and Christian who they would have picked to work against if they could have had retirement matches. Christian points out that he had great chemistry with Randy Orton, and he thinks a “retirement match” with Orton would have tore the house down. Edge picks John Cena, pointing out that there’s a long history between both of them and there would have been a built-in story to work off of.

Speaking about Ronda Rousey’s introduction to the WWE Universe, Christian says he thinks it was smart to debut her as a babyface because if she debuted as a heel fans would have cheered her anyway. Edge agrees, pointing out that the rub from Kurt Angle is beneficial as well, and this is a long term investment for WWE.

A listener writes into the show and asks Edge and Christian how much impact referees have in the development of matches. Christian says it all depends on the situation. Edge adds that it’s an amazingly hard job and when you don’t notice the referees that means they’re doing a great job.

Another listener writes into the show and asks Edge and Christian if they’d ever consider returning to WWE programming in an authority figure role. Christian points out that it’d certainly be interesting, and if his schedule lined up he’d probably give it a try. Edge doesn’t think he’d be interested in that kind of role because he’d hate to be pigeonholed into the typical WWE “authority figure” role. If he could approach things somewhat differently, like Mick Foley did during his initial run as RAW Commissioner, then maybe he’d be more interested in that role.

That sums up this week’s episode of E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness. You can listen to the show yourself anytime here, and I’ll catch ya next week for another recap!

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