E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness Recap w/ Beth Phoenix – Takeover & Royal Rumble Thoughts, Calling The Rumble VS. Wrestling In It, Mid-card Titles for Women’s Division? More!

Edge is joined on today’s show by his wife, Beth Phoenix. Christian will return to the show next week.

Edge starts the show by sharing his thoughts on last Saturday’s NXT Takeover show. Just like he predicted, the Tag Team Title match opened the show and came close to stealing the show in his opinion, even though the entire card was great.

Edge was also very impressed by Ricochet’s performance on this show. Phoenix agrees, noting that Ricochet’s agility is on another level. Someone his size might have had problems climbing WWE’s ladder in years past, but nowadays it’s nearly impossible to ignore his skill.

Phoenix was blown away by Bianca Belair’s performance, noting that she continues to deliver as NXT continues to put more momentum behind her. Edge agrees, adding that when you put someone in a high pressure situation like that for the first time they either sink or swim, and Belair certainly swam last weekend.

Edge was impressed with the NXT Title match between Aleister Black and Tomasso Ciampa, noting that those two guys did something very difficult in this match; they worked the leg. He notes that laying out a match around working a leg is very hard, and guys like Ric Flair, Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels were the masters of it. It’s a rarity to see that executed well nowadays, so that was a breath of fresh air for him.

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