Edge is scheduled for another big match in a WrestleMania main event and is making the most of the opportunity granted him by WWE in his second experience as a Superstar of the company. Yet he doesn't like everything he's seeing from his new colleagues.
The Rated-R Superstar, in fact, sees a tendency on the part of someone not to "sell" the moves suffered (ie to transmit the sensation of pain after having suffered a high impact blow). And the Canadian has the feeling that this takes away a lot of credibility from what was proposed in the ring.
While speaking on the 'Out of Character' podcast, Edge addressed some of the problems he has with wrestlers not selling moves. He is in fact a big fan of selling well and of using it to tell great stories in the ring.
Which, with his age and his experience, he himself continues to do. And now his encouragement to young colleagues is to do the same and get the most out of it all.
Edge could be suspended from this week's episode of SmackDown
"I see someone undergo a German Suplex and then pull themselves up as if nothing had happened.
And honestly, that's something I don't understand. German Suplexes hurt. So why should we desensitize the public into thinking they don't? They hurt like hell so sell them as something that hurts like hell" Edge then went into more detail on the issue, which in his second WWE adventure he took to heart: "I'm trying to get miles and show all of this.
Suppose you watch the UFC, a guy gets a shot in the liver and he has a pain reaction delayed a few moments. With Jey Uso, that's what I was trying to convey. I wanted the audience to think that maybe a rib had just broken."
All this comes at a time when WWE has also decided to ban slapping on the thigh during Superkicks. Yet Edge argues the importance of well-executed selling: "It's not out of the realm of possibility, because getting hurt by making moves like that could really happen, especially in the career stage I'm in now.
And you have to tell that guy. of stories where you are struggling with great difficulty and trying to carry out your mission. You may not do it all the time, but you will always have to try to demonstrate this kind of tension."
Edge is completely done with WWE and the number of changes that have been made to his WrestleMania match. So much so, The Rated-R Superstar went unhinged and attacked everyone in sight on last week's episode of SmackDown.
His attack could result in him being suspended from this week's episode of SmackDown. Especially considering he attacked WWE officials.