WWE Hall Of Famer Edge is undoubtedly one of the most popular Superstars in the company’s history and he has done it all as far as being a pro wrestler is concerned.
He has competed in several iconic matches, pioneering the TLC matches and many others. Edge has also faced the top talents in all of WWE and organically got over with fans.
While speaking on The Kurt Angle Show, Edge talked about returning to the company in his mid-to-late 40s and how difficult it is to present stories in modern-day pro wrestling. Edge added that it is more difficult for new WWE Superstars to get over.
“I do appreciate the different set of circumstances that talent have to try to get themselves over in nowadays because I think it’s more difficult. I really, really do and having come back now and seeing it first hand, I’m like wow, this is harder to try and present your story and present your character because the format has changed due to necessity.
When I say more difficult, I mean for people coming into the industry now or coming into the company now. I have a body of work, so I don’t have to go through those same challenges because they’ve seen it, they know it and I can already come in and I’m already established. I’m talking if I were starting out now, oh man, and it was difficult when I started out back then too. I feel for a lot of young folks and I really do say just pick my brain because I can’t fully grasp what you’re having to encounter because I’m not at that stage in my career at the same time but I can at least give you some guidelines and some tent-poles to help you feel like you’re not drowning.”
The pro wrestling world will continue to change and with it, fans also have different expectations compared to what they wanted from the product in the past. WWE’s lack of newer stars certainly makes things more difficult as well.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.