Edge recently was interviewed by IGN.com. Here are some highlights.
On his feud with John Cena: “Sometimes you just stumble upon something that works. If you would’ve asked me ten months ago if I thought an Edge/John Cena feud would still be going ten months later, I probably would’ve said no, and I bet John would’ve said the same. But for some reason, it just works. Wrestling-wise, character-wise, it just works. We’re two polar opposites. We are two guys who look, act, from music to style, we’re completely opposite, so when we get together, it makes for a cool dynamic. I’ve been very happy with it, especially in today’s wrestling climate where things can happen quickly, we’ve been going at this non-stop for almost ten months. To be able to say that these days, we must be doing something right.”
On his Hardcore match with Mick Foley at Wrestlemania: “My mentality going into the match was to steal the show and remind everybody, hey, I’m over here. Don’t forget about me. I was going to give everyone no choice but to put me back where I belong. I think that’s what that match did. Luckily, I had an opponent like Mick who wanted to do the same thing, so we went out there and brutalized each other and scarred each other. It was strange for me because I had never been involved in a match like that before. I’d never done barbed wire and thumbtacks and flaming tables and stuff like that, so while I wouldn’t necessarily want to do that again, at least I can say I did it and from a fan’s perspective, I proved that I could do that type of thing if I have to. It was fun, I’m glad I did it, and I think it was necessary in order to keep me in the mix.”
On working a TLC Match: “No one understands until they do it. You can’t understand the beast that is a TLC match until you actually do one. There’s no explaining it. There are too many invariables you can’t control that just happen. I’ve been in more of them than anyone else and there are still things that will happen that are going to surprise me. You can’t control, once you go through a table, where screws are going to land in the ring. Who is to say that when you fall off a ladder you won’t land on a screw. Those are little things that you don’t think about, but you need to. It doesn’t feel good, falling off a ladder. It hurts, and it’s a different kind of hurt. It’s the kind of hurt where you taste copper in your mouth. I don’t know if that’s vile, but it’s not a fun feeling. It’s a physical match. You’re going to hurt, and not just for a day, it’s going to hurt for a while. You expect your neck to hurt, but your elbows are going to hurt, your shoulders, your knees, your ankles&everything you can possible imagine hurts after one of those matches. Just ask anyone who has been in one. Flair came to steal the show in our TLC match and it was brutal. You have someone splash you off a ladder through the table onto the floor. It doesn’t feel good.”
On his new WWE Title belt: “I designed an entirely different one which I liked better. We had talked about at least having the Rated R in there, and that’s cool. You pick and choose your battles, and my belt now has my logo in it. The belts take a while to make, and the one I designed myself would’ve taken a while and we wanted to get this going now, so it worked out where this is the original belt, just with my logo inserted into it. It’s still pretty cool. I never would’ve thought back in the day that I would’ve had my own version of the WWE title. That’s really cool.”
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