Edge and Christian open today’s show by saying they’re looking forward to this weekend’s Royal Rumble and Takeover events. When it comes to the Royal Rumble, Edge points out that people who always pray for something fresh in WWE should be excited, particularly over the Universal Title match between Brock Lesnar and Finn Balor.
He hopes that fans come unglued for the Universal Title match as well as the RAW Women’s Title match between Ronda Rousey and Sasha Banks, because that kind of reaction will continue to usher in change in WWE, with new competitors getting a chance in the main event picture.
Christian notes that Becky Lynch has struck gold with her new “The Man” moniker, and she’s developed a real connection with the WWE Universe. When a competitor makes that kind of connection it’s usually the beginning of a lot of great things.
Christian picks Samoa Joe as his Men’s Royal Rumble winner, saying that Joe deserves some time in the main event scene. Edge notes that if WWE really wants to strap someone to a rocket, they’d have Andrade win the Rumble. Some of the work he’s been doing on Smackdown Live recently reminds Edge of Eddie Guerrero, and Edge thinks he’s ready for the spotlight. Edge also thinks Seth Rollins could win the Rumble.