Edge has been through a lot of angles during his time in WWE. After WrestleMania 38, his creative direction took another unexpected turn when he formed a stable with Damian Priest. That Judgment Day stable is a much different thing now, and Edge is all about it.
Edge recently sat down for an interview with After The Bell, where he discussed his former faction. The Rated R Superstar might be feuding with the Judgment Day still, but the stable actually became what Edge always envisioned for it.
“It’s been a year now since we first conceptualized the idea of The Judgement Day. It was over a year ago now. It really started at WrestleMania the night that Priest and I first joined together and that became the initial nucleus of what this thing was, but then it turned into something entirely different and better, honestly.”
“Where it’s at now was the goal that I had in mind. I really thought the concept of Judgment Day, the idea behind it was, here’s these really talented individuals who I truly felt weren’t getting the opportunity that they deserved, and if they got that opportunity, that they could fly with it, they could run with it, whatever analogy you want to use. I had been watching them all since NXT and kind of kept tabs on them and kept my eye on them all these years. So when I was asked about starting a group and was asked who would be in it, the first names I said were Priest, Ripley, Balor. It changed and morphed and went through a lot of different permutations.”
There was reportedly a plan for WWE to introduce a supernatural aspect to the Judgement Day gimmick, and Edge didn’t want to go that direction. They kicked him out of the group, but creative obviously strayed away from those supernatural aspects. Only time will tell if WWE circles back around to this idea.
Edge and Finn Balor are set to battle at WrestleMania 39. The two are rumored to also bring back their Brood and Demon personas respectively for an epic collision on the grandest stage of them all.
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