Source: Talk Is JerichoCould you have pictured former WWE superstar Adam "Edge" Copeland and Sean "Val Venis" Morley as a new version of "The Midnight Express?"
Well, it almost happened, along with several other doomed-to-fail ideas presented to Copeland during his early days in the WWE
"We are thinking of making you guys the new 'Midnight Express,'" Copeland said. "I just went, 'Oh, no. Anything new, whatever it is, it's not going to work.' That (idea) was doomed for failure right away."
He added that the names for Morley and himself would have been "Adorable Adam" and "Sensual Sean." While neither seemed thrilled with the prospects, they didn't feel as if they could turn the chance down.
"What are you going to say?" he said. "That's brutal… a horrible idea, and I know Sean felt the same way. We were like, this is not good, but we'll make it work and be a kick-ass tag team no matter what they call us; we'll do good with this."
After some disagreements with Russo in terms of the direction of his character, Copeland said plans were being put in place to make him a "deaf mute." He was scheduled to work as a Jim Morrison-like character, reciting poetry and "wearing chains and stuff."
"Russo wanted to write me as a deaf mute because he didn't think I could talk," he said. "It was his idea, so obviously he didn't think I liked his idea and thought I'd screw with this kid. (The idea would have made me) dead in the water."
Instead, Copeland transformed himself into Edge, one of the more iconic wrestlers of his generation. Other names like "Rage" and "Riot" were thrown out, but he tuned in to a radio station called "Edge" and liked it – with one exception.
"Had I thought about it, I would have done something with more syllables," Copeland said. "I was throwing around names, 'Offspring,' something in the musical realm.
"I didn't put any more thought into it, but wish I had because you can't (chant) with 'Edge.'"
Got a news tip or correction? Send it to us by clicking here.
Short URL: http://winc.cc/UmWlz8
FOX Sports On Batista Marrying "Pole Dancer," Chris Jericho Reveals Terrible RAW Guest Hosts, More
Jimmy Snuka Court Video, Chyna Stiffed For Appearance?, Snuka Fundraiser, Goldberg At Next LOW Show
Watch James Storm's NXT Debut, 2002 SmackDown & Raw Added To WWE Network, WWE In Saudi Arabia
Eric Bischoff On Why He Changed Sting Vs. Hulk Hogan Finish, Resenting Lex Luger Over Elizabeth
Rey Mysterio Wins Title, WWE All Time Great Recovering From Back Surgery
James Storm Thanks Triple H And WWE NXT, Chyna Video Interview, Update On New Talents At NXT
The Rock On Day 1 Of "Moana" Voice Work, Eddie Guerrero's Birthday, WWE SmackDown Top 10
** SPOILERS ** WWE NXT Tapings Airing In October
Backstage News On The Rock And The Undertaker Working More With WWE This Year
WWE NXT "Takeover: Respect" Results - Iron Man Match, Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, Asuka, More
WWE Announces James Storm's NXT Debut, Triple H Comments
Is Paige Being Punished By WWE For Recent Social Media Incident? (Video)