Edge says he probably won’t be able to do those ideas.
WWE’s WrestleMania 39 event(s) are this weekend and one of the matches scheduled for the show is Edge versus ‘The Demon’ Finn Balor inside Hell in a Cell.
This is going to be the third Hell in a Cell match of Edge’s career and he spoke about it while on Sportsnet 590 The Fan. He touched on how he prepares for a match as such and mentioned that he has some ‘extra stupid ideas’ in his head for the match that probably will not be approved. He added that he would not take it to that level if this was just another episode of WWE TV.
Well, again, I have a history of doing stupid things, right? You do because it’s a Hell in a Cell match and because people expect a certain level of, I don’t know, brutality within the performance. You gotta up the stakes. So I do. I think outside of the box and I think about what’s physically possible and a lot of crazy ideas jump into my head and they always have. But I always try and make sure that I save them for WrestleMania or I’ll save them where it’ll actually mean something and be remembered. I’m not diving face-first through a flaming table with thumbtacks in my back unless it’s WrestleMania, because I know that will be one that people are gonna remember. If you just do it on Raw one week, well, then it’s gone and it’s not gonna be remembered because there’s 52 other Raws or 51 other Raws during the year. WrestleMania happens once a year. If you’re a casual fan, you may be watching. If you’re a wrestling fan, you’re definitely watching and that’s the one that I know has the worldwide eyeballs on it so that’s where you gotta go for it and man, you put me in a Hell in a Cell, I gotta go for it even if I’m 49-years-old. That’s just part of the way I’m wired so, I have some pretty extra stupid ideas. We’ll see if they let me try them, they probably won’t. But we’ll see.
Elsewhere in the conversation, Edge further confirmed there was an opportunity to wrestle outside of WWE. He explained that he’s always been a loyalist to the company because it’s where he wanted to get to.
There was an opportunity to (go elsewhere outside of WWE). Again, it’s where I’ve spent my entire career outside of the indies, right? So, this year will be my 25th year with the WWE since my television debut, and having been there so long and understanding how it works and understanding just the machine that it is, there’s something to be said for that. There’s also something to be said for trying something new and exciting and a new set of faces and a new way of the way things work. I’ve always been a loyalist though in terms of that company. It’s what I grew up watching and it’s where I always wanted to get to. What it boils down to I guess is where I think I can have the most fun honestly. That’s where I’m at in life. It’s not like I’m grinding to get to WWE anymore so I’ve been there and I’ve done it and I’ve done everything and then some so, now it’s just a matter of what I enjoy the most and I think it’s there (he laughed).
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If the quotes in this article are used, please credit Sportsnet 590 The Fan with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions.