Edge & Christian on Favorite WrestleMania 34 Match, Asuka, Rousey-Flair
Recent episode of the E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness podcast show had both Edge and Christian discussing several WrestleMania related topics including their favorite match from WrestleMania 34, Asuka’s appeal as a big star, and which match could main event WrestleMania 35.
On the topic of their favorite match from WrestleMania 34, both Christian and Edge stated the SmackDown Women’s Championship match between Asuka and champion Charlotte was their favorite from the event.
Christian: “I thought Asuka and Charlotte had an amazing match. I think it’s one of the best women’s matches I’ve ever seen. I thought they told a great story and I was surprised by the finish, honestly. But in a good way, like, I like being surprised, like, I like it when things like that happen. And I think it was the right time for Asuka’s [undefeated] streak to end. And, honestly, I think this will help her move forward more than it will hurt her to lose this match.”
Edge: “It was my favorite match on the show by a large margin, and, again, everything’s subjective, but I loved this match. When the finish happened, I was shocked. I had goosebumps. Not only was the match so, so great, but the finish was unexpected, but perfect. It was a great time for it because it was unexpected, but it wasn’t unexpected like a Bill [Goldberg]/Brock [Lesnar] five-second or twenty-second match at Survivor Series unexpected. This was after a long, crazy, hard-fought back-and-forth.”
While discussing more about their favorite WrestleMania 34 match, Edge stated his wife Beth Phoenix also enjoyed the Asuka vs. Charlotte match the most.
“It was so, so good and I watched it with Beth. She was just so happy, so proud. She looked at me. She goes, ‘that was the best women’s match I’ve ever seen.’ And, man, but I hate putting that label of ‘best women’s match’. It was just a damn good wrestling match.”
On the topic of Asuka’s star aura, Edge stated he finally realized why Asuka is worthy of all the hype surrounding her in the WWE.
“For everybody that [has] been [asking], ‘why don’t you get the Asuka thing?’ I get it now. That was a spectacular match and she played her part so well. I’m on the Asuka train. I get it. I’m going back to that match again, aren’t I? I just thought it was a great match.”
On the topic of WrestleMania 35’s potential main event, Edge stated he feels the pieces are finally in place for women to main event a future WrestleMania and strongly believes a match between Ronda Rousey and Charlotte is very worthy of closing out next year’s WrestleMania event.
“You now have a match next year with Charlotte and Ronda that can main event WrestleMania. I honestly feel with how that turned out, that Asuka and Charlotte could have main evented it and everyone would’ve walked home happy. But I truly believe that the climate is right that it’s finally time and you have the right two. Those two could main event WrestleMania after seeing Ronda’s performance and seeing how well she performed. I truly think, next year, I’m calling it now, you can have Charlotte and Ronda Rousey main event WrestleMania. And I truly think that’s the main event next year. I really do. Just saying.”