Edge Explains Why He Failed As Judgment Day’s Leader
Edge delved back into his villainous side in 2022 as he began putting together The Judgment Day faction but now he thinks with him leading the group they all would have been “swimming upstream.”
The Judgment Day has its roots in WrestleMania 38 when Edge defeated AJ Styles in a one-on-one match. Damian Priest caused a distraction at ringside to allow the 11-time WWE World Champion to pick up the victory and a partnership was formed. The duo soon added Rhea Ripley to their ranks but what happened at the Hell In A Cell event in June 2022 proved pivotal.
The Judgment Day defeated Finn Balor, AJ Styles, and Liv Morgan in a six-person tag team match but on the following night’s Raw, Balor joined the group and he, Ripley, and Priest turned on Edge kicking him out of the group. Further insult was to come when Dominik Mysterio turned on his father and Edge and announced himself as the fourth member of the faction.
Speaking on After The Bell, Edge explained that getting people to truly loathe him because of his status as a beloved legend:
“With Edge at the helm, it’s swimming upstream because we’re trying to get an audience to turn on a character, but they know the backstory to this character, they know the real-life story behind this character, they know Adam’s story, It just wasn’t gonna work. It might have eventually with more time, but it would have taken a lot more work.”
Judgment Day is in for a huge night at WrestleMania 39 with The Rated-R Superstar taking on Finn Balor inside Hell In A Cell while Rhea Ripley challenges Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Dominik Mysterio laid down a challenge to his own father to face him at the event but Rey Mysterio said no.
h/t Wrestling Inc.