Edge Comments on the Benefits of AEW Competing with WWE
Entertainment website Screen Rant held a recent interview with Edge and one of the topics discussed included his thoughts on the benefits of AEW competing with WWE for the wrestling industry.
“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 ply your trade, and that’s amazing. That’s never a bad thing. Just imagine if there was only one studio, if all there was was MGM. I like the fact that there’s a bunch of different studios, and I think 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. The era that I grew up, there was all kinds of different promotions. That was always fun and exciting, to go to the local variety store and pick up these wrestling magazines and see these wrestlers who I’d never seen before, but now I knew they were out there, because of these magazines. That, to me, was really fun. Then, when they’d eventually make it to the WWE, and I’d see them for the first time, I thought, “Oh, I kind of know this person! I know this character!” I miss that. I think it’s changed, definitely. But the point being, I think competition is good.”
Kevin Owens Comments on His Interesting in Returning to the NXT Brand
CBS Sports held a recent interview with Kevin Owens and one of the topics discussed included his interest in returning to the NXT brand in the future.
“I think Triple H touched on it in the past in some interviews. For a while there, it looked like I was going to head back to NXT. I had even discussed it with Vince McMahon and stuff like that. I was excited about it. I don’t know if it would have been a long or short term thing. I’ve been vocal about wanting to go back there because I’d love to help make it grow even more and help make it as big as it can get and make it so we have three brands people know about. I would love for people to be just as aware of NXT as they are about Raw and SmackDown. I would have loved to be a part of that, but some decisions were made that I had to stay put on Raw and SmackDown. That’s fine, but I would love the chance to go back.
I talk to Triple H pretty regularly and we bring it up once in a while. It’s just about timing. There’s a lot of opportunities. The landscape of WWE is changing quite a bit through this situation and I think it’s going to keep evolving. The ideal scenario for me would be for NXT to be viewed as a third brand, and if it’s not already, it’s pretty close. I’d love to be a part of anything. I love to contribute to SmackDown, to Raw, to NXT. I just want to go where I’m needed and try to make a difference.”
Special Episode of Undertaker’s Documentary Series Airing This Weekend
WWE reportedly will be airing a new special episode of their Undertaker: The Last Ride documentary series on Sunday, July 19th on the WWE Network, according to WWENetworkNews.com.
It was reported that the only detail currently known is that this upcoming special episode is titled “Tales from the Deadman.” It is currently speculated that this episode likely will feature outtakes and bonus content that was film for the series.