WWE Hall of Famer Edge spoke with ScreenRant about a wide range of topics.
During the interview, he spoke about the Wednesday Night Wars between WWE NXT and AEW Dynamite. Since last October, the two shows have gone head-to-head on the same night and time slot as NXT airs on the USA Network and Dynamite on TNT.
Edge understands the importance of competition and how fans can look back on history to see that.
“I think competition in anything is always a good thing. I think it forces people to up their game and not rest on their laurels. I think, if I’m looking at it from the performer’s aspect, it’s another place to be able to apply your trade, and that’s amazing. That’s never a bad thing.”
Edge brought up how if there was just one studio and it was just MGM, it’s not as good for the industry. He likes that there are a bunch of different studios, and thinks the same goes for wrestling.
“I think it ups everyone’s game. As a wrestling fan, that’s never a bad thing! To have, you know, a lot of different options. Now’s a great time to be a wrestling fan. It’s a really good time to be a performer, too. I look at it from the aspect of, I’m someone who always wants to be the best. I always want my character to stand out. That’s even more so if there’s more competition. Personally, I think it’s a good thing.”
Edge recalled how he grew up in the era where there were several promotions and it was fun and exciting. He reflected on wrestling magazines and reading about these wrestlers who he had never seen before. If it wasn’t for the magazines then he wouldn’t have ever seen different wrestlers.
Then when some of those wrestlers made it to WWE he would know who they were. He added that times have changed but the point is that he thinks competition is good.
Edge also talked about his Money Plane film, acting, and more. You can read the entire interview here.