Grayson Waller is still contemplating making his SmackDown debut in Madison Square Garden as he compares his own first outing to that of The Rock.
Edge made his return to WWE television on SmackDown in Madison Square Garden as a guest on The Grayson Waller Effect. The Rated-R Superstar began by speaking about the historic surroundings before Waller cut him off and began teasing that Edge was set to make a big announcement.
Waller eventually told his guest that he believed he was there to announce his retirement from the ring but Edge had other ideas. Instead, Edge told Grayson Waller it was time for him to sink or swim as later on they would be facing one another in a match.
In the end, the experience of Edge proved to be decisive as he nailed Waller with a big spear for the win. Afterward, however, he told his opponent that he had indeed swam.
Taking to social media, Grayson Waller has compared his debut to that of another star who made his main roster WWE debut in the hallowed halls of Madison Square Garden – The Rock:
“This biggest debut in Madison Square Garden since that bloke who wore the cringe tassels”
This biggest debut in Madison Square Garden since that bloke who wore the cringe tassels pic.twitter.com/kzmzOT7Amm
— Grayson Waller (@GraysonWWE) July 9, 2023
Then known as Rocky Maivia – and indeed wearing fetching blue and green tassels – The Rock made his WWE debut in Madison Square Garden at Survivor Series 1996 when he teamed with Jake Roberts, Marc Mero, and The Stalker Barry Windham to defeat the quartet of Jerry Lawler, Crush, Goldust, and Hunter Hearst-Helmsley – a man that The Rock would get to know well over the years.