Eddie Edwards On ‘Making Lemonade’ After Sami Callihan Hit Him In The Face With A Bat


In an interview with Wrestling Inc, Eddie Edwards spoke about being able to make something positive out of Sami Callihan accidentally hitting him in the eye with a bat in 2018. The two attempted a spot that went wrong and instead of hitting the chair, Callihan hit Edwards hard in his eye. Here are highlights:

On how he’s feeling lately:

“Knock on wood, I’m feeling good. We had some time off during the holidays and I spent some time with the family to rest and recovered. I’m not a spring chicken but I’m better about taking care of myself as far as rehab and preventative exercises. I feel good – there’s always nagging injuries and bumps and bruises. But overall, I’m very happy with the way things are going and I’m excited for the new year.”

On his mentality towards wrestling now:


“When I’m home, I’m home and I’m pretty good at shutting off. I like to have that time with my family and to not constantly be stressing. I always have wrestling on my mind and my heart, but you need to be able to shut off. That’s something that, when I was first starting in the business, all I wanted to do was wrestle, wrestle, wrestle. That’s still what I wanna do, but I also cherish the time in between that. I go about trying to take care of myself as far as stretching and trying to stay loose. That’s more of a focus of my routine now and trying to take care of any nagging injuries. As of right now, I feel I’ve been doing a pretty good job and going forward I hope it gets better.”

On if he and Michael Elgin gave away their PPV match by having a match on TV before it:

“I wouldn’t say we gave it away as we gave a taste of what we can do. That was just a sample size of what Elgin and I are capable of. The point of that was to get people invested and to want to see more. I hope we did that job to make people want to tune in. The test for us as wrestlers is to go out there and one up ourselves each and every time. That’s the pressure I put on myself to have a better watch than the night before. To go out and do it again a few days later, it’s a challenge, but it’s a challenge I gladly accept.”

On winning the Call Your Shot trophy:

[I call it] Timmy – Timmy the Trophy. Winning the Call Your Shot Battle Royal is a huge step in my career because at any point I can call my shot as it says in the name and go after a title. I haven’t had a championship around my waist for quite some time now. But to know I have that going forward, and to know we have that in the company, is cool. It gives us a chance to keep people guessing. You never know when I’m gonna wanna turn it in so to have that, it gives me options going forward.”

On getting hit by Callihan:

“It was a prime example of taking lemons and making them into lemonade. Obviously, no one wants to be hit in the face with a baseball bat. If there was long-term damage – if I couldn’t see correctly or had a plate in my face – it could have been a lot worse than it was. We had the best-case scenario. At this point, because of the way it has sent my career, it’s weird to say I’m happy that it happened, but I’m more than okay that it happened. I was able to take that ball and run with it. Now here I am and I have this character where I can brawl or be hardcore. Or I can be a technical wrestler. So, I’m happy with where I’m at because I know at any point, I can go in any direction I need to go. For that, I am grateful…and I’m also grateful I didn’t lose my eye.”

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