Edge and Christian open today’s show by speaking about WWE’s new “Wildcard Rule”. Edge is quite confused by the concept, and notes that if former professional wrestlers like he and Christian are confused by it, there’s a good chance a lot of fans are confused about it as well.
Christian notes that at least this is something that we haven’t seen before, and given that the brand extension has been done so much in the past, anytime something new is introduced it’s a positive. Edge agrees, but says that this feels like WWE booking themselves into a corner, and then having to do something to book themselves out of it without any long-term planning.
Edge and Christian welcome Shawn Spears (Tye Dillinger) to the show.
Spears says that his first hero in the wrestling business was The Ultimate Warrior. His mom would let him watch wrestling from a very young age, and when his step dad came into his life when he was ten, he would bring Spears to his friend’s bar to watch wrestling PPVs.
Spears says he didn’t know Independent promotions or live events even existed until he started training to become a professional wrestler. It was a different time then with no internet or social media, so the only thing he knew about was the television shows.