Speculation continues to grow over the potential of seeing AEW becoming Rated R and Chris Jericho feels that the time is right for Edge to “shock people”.
Edge last competed on the 18th August edition of SmackDown in front of his hometown Toronto crowd. Following the match the former WWE Champion addressed the crowd to confirm he was not sure if the victory over Sheamus could end up being his last ever match.
Over the last month, fans have continued to debate if the 2021 Men’s Royal Rumble winner will follow his former Tag Team Partner Christian in joining AEW.
With WWE announcing multiple talent releases this week, including Riddle and Dolph Zigglar, Edge would still be seen as a high profile name to retain for the companies new owners Endeavour. But one of Edge’s former colleagues feels that he could be ready for a fresh challenge.
Chris Jericho left WWE in 2018 and spent time competing in New Japan Pro Wrestling before becoming a big name signing for AEW in January 2019.
The inaugural AEW World Heavyweight Champion appeared on the latest episode of Superstar Crossover and discussed his reasons for wanting to move from WWE to AEW, along with his thoughts on Edge following suit.
“Who’s to say for sure, but if you look at Chris Jericho, for example, where I was in WWE, there really wasn’t much more that I could do there,”
“You’re there for many years, and you’ve wrestled everybody, and it’s great. But it’s always good to shock people and to show up with a new kind of mission.”
“For [Edge] to come to AEW, it’d be a whole fresh new coat of paint,”
“[A] whole new roster of matches that he could have, obviously a new name, which would then, knowing him, knowing me, what I would do is a whole new look, a whole new mindset.
That’s the best thing about having AEW and about us being as successful as we are, is that there’s now a visible alternative. I don’t want to say competitor because it’s not that, but you can now go to either company.”
WrestleDream Could Become Nightmare For Edge’s Former Partner
Edge and Christian are Seven-Time WWE Tag Team Champions and booked their place in folklore after battling with The Hardy Boyz and The Dudley Boyz in the companies first two TLC matches.
Should Edge arrive in AEW he would be the fourth competitor from those matches to sign for Tony Khan.
Whilst it is still uncertain if the pair will be reunited, Edge’s former partner Christian Cage has remained fully focused on the TNT Championship.
During last night’s Collison, Christian covered his ally Luchasaurus to become the new TNT Champion. But celebrations were cut short as it was announced that Darby Allin will challenge Christian in a two-out-of-three falls match at WrestleDream next weekend.
H/t to WrestlingInc