Edge: They know I'm wide open
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Edge spoke to SiriusXM's Busted Open about working with young WWE talent. "I'd like to think everybody there knows I'm there, so what do you need? Do you want advice on something? They know I'm wide open. I don't have my own locker room.
I don't have a bus. I'm in with the boys and we're talking and we're working through things," he said, as quoted by Wrestling Inc. After he had a tricep injury in 2020, he worked in the creative team. Later, Edge decided that he still wanted to collaborate with young talents.
He has shown that he is good at it. "I didn't want to ostracize myself and it didn't feel right. So I said, well, who needs help with promos? Give me seven people and I'll zoom with them an hour a day and I will try and help them find a semblance of something that they can connect to and it will translate in the promo because I find if you have one element of truth in a promo, you can bite into it and it should flavor the rest.
So that is fascinating to me and that's fun."
Edge on his nickname
Edge also revealed how he got the nickname Edge, and what was the main inspiration for him at that moment. "Don Callis and I were driving, and the radio station, it was in Albany, and it was 'Edge 1-0-something,' and growing up in Toronto, Edge 102 was always one of my favorite stations," he said.
"I was like, 'Hmm, that has a bit of a rock 'n' roll feel to it, Edge.' They were tossing around names like Rage, Riot, and you know, it was the late '90s, right? I just thought, 'Edge, I'll throw that out there.' At least that's something I could relate to a little bit better. And it stuck."