WWE Hall Of Famer Edge was recently interviewed by ESPN to talk about a number of professional wrestling topics. “The Rated R Superstar” discussed life after professional wrestling, starting up E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness with his former tag team partner and longtime best friend Christian, and their recent interview with SmackDown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan who discussed his in-ring future. You can check out the highlights here:
Life after wrestling:
“I had no aspirations after wrestling. I truly just assumed I would retire, grow a big beard, sit on my deck and figure out what was next. If it was nothing, I was OK with that. I pretty much immediately did ‘Haven,’ but still had no kind of false aspirations that this was something that I’d be good at, or would want to do outside of just a couple episodes. It’d be fun, and that will be that.”
Starting E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness with Christian:
“It was one of those deals where Christian had approached me, because the company had approached him.I said I didn’t know — there’s like a thousand podcasts out there, what can we do that’s different? How do we make ours different than the other hundred out there? It’s different because it’s us. Because of our banter and our chemistry, and the fact that we’ve been best friends for 33 years. You can’t manufacture that. I think you can tell from listening to us that we’re just two idiots having a good time, shooting the breeze like we would anyway, just more wrestling centric.”
Daniel Bryan being very open about his in-ring future on their show:
“We’ve just ended up talking, and what has come out has been what you’ve heard. I think the only instance so far where I was surprised with how candid he was, was Bryan talking about the concussions. And a lot of that I didn’t even know, so it was really eye-opening and interesting to see all the steps that he’s taken with that.