Edge opens today’s show by giving a shout out to Drew McIntyre for his promo on RAW this past week. Upon seeing the promo Edge thought, “God damn, that’s exactly what he needs to be doing”. He could tell McIntyre believed every word he said, and if he continues to execute like that he’s going to be in great shape.

A listener writes into the show and asks about the idea of having tag team partners split up and face each other in lengthy programs. Edge doesn’t think two Superstars who come in together as a team and then split off works well for a sustained program. When two guys pair up randomly like Johnny Gargano and Tomasso Ciampa, it can work when they split again. Christian notes that it’s harder now than it was years ago because fans know more behind-the-scenes details nowadays.

Another listener writes into the show and asks if today’s wrestling be better with more kayfabe. Christian notes that it’s hard to stay completely in character nowadays, but points out that Tomasso Ciampa has done a great job of that specifically on social media. Titus O’Neil, on the other hand, is a tremendous guy in real life who works with charities and that makes it tough to stay in character if he’s portraying a heel on television.

Edge is thankful he doesn’t have to ride that fine line on social media. He points out that all Superstars have to choose if they want to use Twitter to further their characters, or if they just want to be themselves on there.

A listener writes into the show and asks them to name the weirdest piece of merchandise they saw with their name or face on. Edge says that during the attitude era he was on women’s g-strings which was definitely weird. Christian can’t remember being on a g-string, but mentions that a pencil case is something he never thought he’d see his face on.

Another listener asks if tables offer any cushion for performers when they’re falling off ladders. Edge says that ladders can sometimes offer some support, depending on where you land on them. Christian recalls working a tables match with Bubba Ray Dudley one night. Dudley tried to powerbomb Christian through the table twice but the table wouldn’t break and Christian just kept bouncing off. Times like that the table can be a real pain.

The next listener wonders if Edge and Christian think WWE should have an offseason. Christian doesn’t think WWE could just stop for a couple of months like other sport leagues. He knows the talents could certainly use a break and suggests that WWE could cycle them off a few performers at a time. He also understands that certain guys are relied on to carry the company, and they can’t be gone for weeks at a time.

Given the success of the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia, a fan wonders if Edge and Christian think WWE might consider having an upcoming WrestleMania at Wembley Stadium. Edge isn’t sure if it’ll work because of the substantial time difference, noting that the event would have to start at 1 AM local time. Christian notes it would be awesome to award the loyal fans in Europe, but the time difference would certainly be a challenge.

A listener writes into the show and asks them how it felt when they both got their own action figures for the first time. Christian says that was very cool because he collected figures and wrestled with them from a very young age. He recalls thinking to himself at that time that they’d have their own one day so when that came to fruition, it was a very surreal moment. Edge agrees, adding that the first time he saw his own action figure he bought it.

Another listener asks Edge and Christian to name their favourite agent to work with. Edge says he loved working with Pat Patterson, adding that they’d all throw around ideas, and there’d be a frenzied excitement as everyone got certain ideas in their head.

He also really enjoyed working Michael Hayes. He says Hayes really “got” the performers he worked with. He also had crazy ideas, but they could always be reigned in to something that could work. Christian adds that he enjoyed working with Fit Finley. He says Finley had a different skill-set than a lot of people, so he could add certain things which would improve the match.

A listener asks Christian about his World Championship win. He says that was a very cool moment for him, especially since that was the same Title held by guys like Ric Flair and Sting. It was also very neat for him since he went to TNA, proved himself and won there, only to come back to WWE and reach higher levels of success.

That sums up today’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!

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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