Edge Talks MMA And WWE Similarities, The Draft

Edge shared his thoughts recently on the connection between MMA and pro wrestling, and the impact of the WWE Draft.

The former WWE superstar talked to Fansided about having another child, his acting career, the Edge and Christian Show and other topics. Edge also talked about the crossover from WWE to MMA, and vice versa. The wrestler turned actor used the metaphor of a tree to describe both industries. Both were from the same one, but were on different branches, so to speak.

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“I think one going to the other is in for some surprises. If one is going to MMA they are going to have to get used to getting hit in the chin. Then you have the MMA fighter going to the WWE, that you are going to take 40 bumps at least a night and then drive to the next city being sore, 300 days a year,”  said Edge, whose real name is Adam Copeland.

The Rated R superstar discussed WWE further, talking about the draft and how it impacted programming. He was part of multiple drafts with the company and overall thought the drafts were great. Edge was disappointed when the Raw and SmackDown brands were eventually merged back together.

“I think it gives people opportunities because they don’t have to book the main people for RAW. Personally, I like the idea because there’s no competition you have to build your own. That’s what it was last time when I was there and hopefully it’s the same this time around,” he said.

On the April 15, 2011 episode of SmackDown, Edge retired and relinquished the World Heavyweight Championship because of potentially life threatening injuries. Edge is a 7 time World Heavyweight Champion and 4 time WWE Champion. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012.

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