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.
Edge recently took to his Instagram and uploaded a photo of an empty hallway in Cleaveland’s Gund Arena and explained why it was so important for his career. The hallway was instrumental in jumpstarting the career of The Hardy Boyz and Edge & Christian.
In 1999, Edge travelled through a hurricane to reach the Gund Arena in Cleveland for the No Mercy pay-per-view. He found Christian, Matt, and Jeff Hardy huddled in the hallway and thus, the idea of a tag team ladder match was made. The rest is history.
I know what you’re saying. Why did you post a picture of a hallway? This hallway was instrumental to E&C and The Hardy Boyz taking flight. Some backstory, so bear with me. No Mercy 99, Gund Arena in Cleveland. I was living in the Bahamas(don’t ask), and got stuck in Miami the night before the ppv because of a hurricane. I woke up and realized I needed to drive through the hurricane, get to Tampa where I could make a flight to Cleveland that landed at 3, and got me to the arena at 4. Our match was at 7:30. When I got to the arena, I raced in a sweaty, stressed mess and found Jay, Matt and Jeff huddled in this hallway. I joined, we put our demented minds together and the tag team ladder match was born. Which propelled us to where we all are now, still going strong 22 years later. After that match we all came back to this hallway and had a beer. Which we all hate but seemed fitting. So yeah, this hallway is special to me, as silly as it sounds, and I got to spend some time there again yesterday and reflect. If I didn’t make that flight who knows how different my career might have been. What a ride.
The match became historic for several reasons and it solidified the fact that Edge & Christian along with The Hardy Boyz would go on to become household names in pro wrestling.