Corey Graves welcomed Edge to his “After The Bell” podcast this week. Graves additionally gave his ideas on the Royal Rumble, the Ladies’s Tag Staff division, and extra.
Listed below are some highlights:
Graves gave his opinion on the WWE Ladies’s Tag Staff Division:
“I don’t imply this as any disrespect to any of the ladies on RAW or SmackDown that compete for the Ladies’s Tag Staff Championships. I really feel like the dearth of official tag groups is what’s killing that division. You might have those that present up randomly that need a match and now they’re a workforce. You’ve bought Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke who’re concerning the closest factor to a official workforce. You’ve bought Nia and Shayna which have grown into that function, however it’s simply been a bunch of mashups of two random individuals competing for the championships and I really feel prefer it’s simply by no means actually allowed that division to shine and grow to be a spotlight like I do know it’s able to identical to the lads’s tag workforce championships. They need to be seen on that very same floor, however I discover it laborious to imagine that it’s going to realize these heights till you will have extra official groups holding the championships.”
Edge was requested which champion does he need to face and why?
“I take a look at all three of these skills and I really like what they’re doing. I really like the extent they’re on and the cylinders that they’re firing on, all in several methods. I take a look at Drew McIntyre and I take a look at the kind of story. It’s about respect. It’s about taking the same highway. It’s about the truth that after I was world champion, Drew was looking for his approach. I attempted to assist him by way of a few of these instances. Leaving and coming again and preventing by way of all of these items and respecting the person he’s grow to be. So there’s that story.
Then there’s a man like Balor who I’ve by no means laid palms on. I’ve by no means been in the identical place on the identical time. I see what he’s doing within the ring and the best way he’s wrestling and he’s making the whole lot earned. You must struggle to get it when it comes to a match. That’s extraordinarily interesting as a result of that’s the form of wrestling I need to do. I need to return to Nick Bockwinkle and Terry Funk and All Japan with a contemporary twist. He’s a man that’s doing that. I advised him that after TakeOver Portland in opposition to Gargano. I mentioned, ‘That proper there dude, that’s the template.’ That’s the man. I knew it was in there, however that’s the man. Every time I see him, it’s ever extra prevalent.
Then I take a look at Reigns. I actually take a look at this generational factor. This man, who’s lastly, I feel, allowed to be what he’s. The handcuffs are off. Everybody realized we have to simply let him do what he can do. He’s like Randy in that if you get these second and third technology skills, they do issues that they don’t even know. It’s simply instinctual as a result of it’s of their DNA. They don’t have to consider it. I’ve to consider it. I see Reigns and I see the layers with Heyman and what they’re doing. It’s such a fantastic character that has a lot actual in it. That’s thrilling to me. For those who begin trying into the parallels, he used to return by way of the group. He got here within the Defend as a three-man group. He makes use of the spear.”
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