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Edge reveals original ideas for his WrestleMania 36 match, addresses fan criticism

Edge made an appearance on the Cheap Heat podcast hosted by Peter Rosenberg.

During the interview, he discussed criticism from fans about his match against Randy Orton at WrestleMania 36, which was a Last Man Standing Match. Many people felt the match was too long and had some plotting moments that could’ve been edited out to make the match go by faster. 

According to Edge, he doesn’t worry about the critics but rather what his fellow wrestlers think of his matches. It turns out that they had plans to fight outside of the Performance Center but they taped it in the middle of the day and was a problem because the show was airing at night. Thus, they had to scrap some of their ideas. 

“I don’t really concern myself..sometimes I just consider the source right and if I can have my peers you know enjoy it then and then I feel like okay. You know, because they’ve been in there and they’ve done it. So they know kind of the thought process of how it feels to be in there and a lot of what Randy and I had to do on that day was on the fly because a lot of our plans involved going outside and going on the roof with the Performance Center and all of these things fall by the time we filmed. It was still daylight. When it’s going to air it’s not. 

Okay crap, we got a wing it so what you saw was two guys without saying a word to each other winging 41 minutes or whatever of a fight. So everything could have been hurt so we just had to go. What you got was two guys just going in and fighting. When people say, ‘well I’ll get was just a fight.’ Well yeah, think of the sort of point supposed to be a fight this guy dropped my wife with an RKO.”

Edge continued by noting how the story jumped right out of the gate and due to the storyline, they couldn’t go have a straight wrestling match. Instead, it was purely a fight due to the circumstances. 

“After nine years and a triple fusion in my neck, I went out there for 41 minutes. People complained that Bill [Goldberg] and Brock [Lesnar] go out and do four [minutes]. So what is it? What do you want? I’m going to bust my ass and I’m going to try and give you the best product I possibly can because I’m not gonna phone it in. To me, that’s what WrestleMania was, that’s what Backlash was.” 

Edge also talked about The Undertaker and feud with Matt Hardy. You can watch the entire interview by clicking on the player below:

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