Recently on Sam Roberts' Wrestling Podcast, the interview segment of the show featured a conversation with WWE Hall Of Famer, Edge. Among other things, Edge talked about the point when he felt he truly became a main eventer in WWE and the infamous Matt Hardy feud involving WWE Hall Of Famer Lita.
In Edge's view, his feud with John Cena is what established him as a main event star.
"Yeah, I think that's when it's like, 'let's test the waters here and see what he [has] got' and then, I felt like I hit it out of the park. So it was like, 'okay, we can depend on him now and we can depend on him to lead SmackDown while John leads RAW'. And that's truly what that felt like."
With respect to the art-imitating-life onscreen scenario involving Edge, Hardy, and Lita, the 11-time world champion claimed that he understood the decision to make the affair into a storyline from a business perspective. He went on to say that his real feelings at the time made playing the on-camera roll easy.
"Well, I understood it from a business standpoint, and I always try to look at it from Vince's standpoint. And it's like, I get it. I totally get it. I put myself in this position, so I only got myself to blame. So, alright, you reap what you sow, so let's go sow it and reap it, I guess."
Edge continued, "I tried to commit to whatever I had to do onscreen because that was the only way it was going to work. And it really did feel like it was her and I against the world, kind of thing. So we felt that way, so it was easy to portray that on TV."
'The Ultimate Opportunist' professed that the feud with Hardy was the most stressful period of his illustrious professional wrestling career.
"I mean, it was difficult. Without a doubt. And I'd say that was probably, like, the most stressful point of my career, just from a personally taxing standpoint. But I was like, 'okay, see it through, get passed it,' and, really, my mindset was, 'we're here now, so I'm going to use this and try if you want to think you know me, I'm going to use this to fuel, if you want to hate me, I'll give you reasons.'"
To check out the full interview, click here. If you use any of the quotes from this article, please credit Sam Roberts' Wrestling Podcast with an H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.
Source: Sam Robertsí Wrestling Podcast