Chris Jericho thinks a switch to AEW could give Edge a whole new mindset.
Edge’s time in WWE could be at an end with his current contract believed to have ended. However, the WWE Hall of Famer has admitted that there is a renewal offer from the company sitting in his inbox but he’s still considering his next move. This has led many to believe that he could be set for a sensational switch to join former tag team partners Chris Jericho and Christian Cage in AEW.
Speaking on the Superstar Crossover podcast, Chris Jericho gave his thoughts on Edge potentially joining AEW and says the WWE Hall of Famer could be looking for a fresh coat of paint after doing everything there is to do in WWE:
“Well, I mean, 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.
“So I think somebody like Edge, you know, there’s a lot of guys over [in WWE] like this. They’ve kind of done everything they can do there. For him to come to AEW with a whole fresh new coat of paint, a whole new roster of matches that he can 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 viable alternative, I don’t wanna say, competitor, because it’s not that, but you can now go to either company.”
Could Edge re-sign with WWE?
There is every chance that Edge could re-sign with WWE following his final match with the company in Toronto, Ontario against Sheamus on the 18th of August edition of SmackDown.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer previously reported that Edge and WWE were in dispute over money following their new contract offer:
“It’s the same thing with Edge and [Drew] McIntyre. Not that those deals are dead in WWE, but they’re not close on money. And that’s where it stands.”
“It’s not like somebody, you know, whatever these people ask for. It’s not like it’s a rubber stamp even though WWE is loaded with money. Tony’s running a business. WWE is running a business. They have an idea of a salary scale. WWE can afford anything and anyone, but they’re not.”
Edge’s former tag team partner Christian Cage will be in tag team action at AEW Rampage Grand Slam when he teams with the TNT Champion Luchasaurus to take on Sting and Darby Allin.