On the latest episode of the E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness, WWE Hall Of Famer Edge commented on WWE’s decision to have AJ Styles capture the WWE Championship from Jinder Mahal last week on SmackDown.
An 11-time World Champion in his own right, Edge gave some insight on why he thinks WWE booking the title change for SmackDown instead of a big PPV.
“It’s pretty cool,” Edge admitted. “It feels a little hot-shotted. I’m not going to lie, after the buildup of Jinder and everything. I just kind of assumed [the title change] would be at ‘Mania.”
Additionally, “The Rated-R Superstar” speculated about the real reason why WWE may have booked the title change when they did.
“I think there [are] probably a few factors that go in. I think USA [Network] was debuting a new TV series after. And while some of you may scoff and say, ‘WWE wouldn’t change their business for that,’ yes, they would. The Shooter was debuting and they stacked the 900th episode of SmackDown. That’s why I was there. That’s why Taker was there. They’ll do those things because they’re on the USA Network and USA Network asks for a favor, so they’ll do them a favor.”
You can listen to the full episode here: