Former WWE Tag Team Champions Edge and Christian recently took to their podcast, E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness, to discuss the main roster debut of former NXT Women’s Champion Asuka at the Tables Ladders and Chairs (TLC) pay-per-view (PPV) earlier this month. WWE Hall Of Famer Edge expressed a bit of concern with Asuka’s main roster run. Here are the highlights from Edge and Christian’s conversation:
Edge: “I’m sure I’ll get lambasted for this, but I don’t get the Asuka thing. I really don’t. Like, she’s fine and she’s solid but I don’t know,” Edge said.
Christian: “I think it happens not with just her but with a lot of people when there’s certain hype around somebody and honestly I’ve never seen a full match of hers until [TLC] — I’ve seen clips and I’ve never seen a full, full match. So, maybe I have maybe I’ve seen one or two but I think that when there’s a lot of hype and that sort of thing it makes it almost harder sometimes for the talent to kinda live up to the packages and to the hype and they’re expecting something completely different than something they’ve seen before.
“And that’s really hard to do. I liked her body language, I liked her presentation. I liked her persona, she seemed really comfortable with what she’s doing but yeah there were some certain things and there weren’t necessarily super crisp and anything like that and that and it could be the first time, it could’ve been the first time she’s worked with Emma or whatever.”
Edge: “[The match at TLC] was a little long,” Edge said “but even going back to the NXT stuff I’ve watched and I’ve never… I don’t know… I’ve just never really bought in. And it’s not because I don’t want to or anything like that. I just, I don’t know. Even the entrance and everything it’s very Nakamura-esk and he was doing it first so it just, I don’t know.
“I’ve never really understood the hype and then last night as I’m watching [at TLC] and I know the ‘powers that be’ hate the head-to-head thing and I was like, ‘ooo that’s not gonna go over well’… more than that what I didn’t get was using an ankle lock on a night when Kurt Angle is stepping back in a WWE ring for the first time in eleven years and it’s actually being used in the main event as something pretty pivotal.
“Why do you do it as a spot that goes nowhere? That doesn’t lead to anything that leads to kinda getting pitched outa the ring that leads to a trapped-leg German, okay cool but still didn’t lead to anything consequential to the finish. It didn’t make sense to me and those things that I see and I’m like ‘mmm somebody doesn’t get it,’ you know what I mean? Ah…maybe I’m being a d-ck… I don’t know.”
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H/T WrestlingNews.co for the transcriptions