Latest update on Edge's gimmick
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 7300
During the Monday Night Raw live broadcast a few weeks ago, Judgment Day presented its latest member, in Finn Balor who sensationally presented himself in the ring receiving a welcome from the leader Edge, confirming his official entry into the stable of Raw's heel.
After a short promo, in which Balor confirmed that he was tired of being in the shadow of characters like Aj Styles, the unthinkable happened, however, with the whole stable going against its initial leader, Edge, with the three remaining wrestlers who started hitting the Rated R Superstar, first in the ring and then outside of it as well.
The whole thing ended with a devastating con-chair-to, which kept Edge away from the scene for weeks, as his contract also foresees, with a long pause that will serve to sell this attack/betrayal even better. Apparently, the new stable leader turned out to be Finn Balor, the former NXT Champion who, after a short break from babyface, is so a heel again.
Backstage news on Edge
Apparently, as hypothesized by Bryan Alvarez in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Live, Edge should return to the WWE rings very soon, as early as next Monday's Monday Night Raw episode, from Madison Square Garden in New York, with its gimmick which will obviously change after the Judgment Day attack.
As stated by Alvarez, in fact: "I think they've already prepared the Rated R Superstar merchandise, so I'm sure he'll be back just as Rated R Superstar. Now if he's coming back as a babyface or a heel I don't know. I don't think he'll be back on Judgment Day.
Especially the way he got out of Judgment Day. He left the stable because he didn't want to get involved in ghostly or supernatural things, but then in the end there is none of that on Judgment Day." During the recent edition of the E&C Pod of Awesomeness, former WWE World Champion Edge opened up about the influence of the late great Bruno Sammartino.
“I mean, you can say 'Stone Cold' [Steve Austin] and you can say [Hulk] Hogan, but if you're looking at MSG sellouts if you're looking at… I mean, Bruno, man, was champ I think you're looking at, combined in two reigns, 11 years, like, 4,000 however many days.
That doesn't happen nowadays. I think you had an entire culture, especially to Italians and immigrants coming over to this country, here's a guy who came over without anything and really made himself.