Christian shares some advice for AEW and talks season 2 of the 'Edge & Christian' show.
The start-up wrestling promotion All Elite Wrestling is moving full-speed ahead towards their May 25th 'Double Or Nothing' show at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Names such as Chris Jericho, Adam "Hangman" Page, PAC, Britt Baker and most recently Jungle Boy were announced to be part of the All Elite Wrestling talent roster. Many involved in the sport of professional wrestling have given their take on AEW including fans, those who have ran their own promotions, wrestler themselves or legends in the business. The latest to do so was former two-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Christian. Christian chatted with Scott Fishman of TV Insider and provided the following advice for AEW and also shared his thoughts about Chris Jericho signing with the promotion.
“I think that they need to focus on themselves." Christian said. "I think the knock TNA had is they seemed to worry too much about what WWE was doing instead of focusing on their own,” he said. “That would be the way to go, in my opinion. As far as new signing Chris Jericho goes, he is obviously one of the biggest names in the history of the industry. So that is a major feather in their cap right off the bat that they are legit and going to try to make it work. Otherwise, Chris is a professional. He wouldn’t have attached himself to it if he didn’t think AEW had a bright future."
Christian also spoke about the 'Edge & Christian Show' that is currently airing on the WWE Network. Christian reflected on some of the hilarious moments that have aired thus far and said that he is excited to work with the talent because it shows another element to the individual that is not shown on WWE TV.
“I’m excited to work with all the talent, because many are playing against type of what you’re seeing them portray on television on a weekly basis,” Reso said. “We try to have a fun environment when there’s not the pressure of live television. It’s just a very easygoing atmosphere with tons of room to ad-lib and make things your own." He explained. "We definitely had certain people in mind for different skits. Bray Wyatt, for me, from the first season and second with the midwife skit, which was to me, so funny. Then there was Samoa Joe with the Girl Scout cookies. Even doing throwbacks with the superstars of the past. I think everyone really has delivered, and I’m just really happy with how the season has gone.”
To check out the full interview with "Captain Charisma", click here, and to read more of Christian's thoughts about AEW, check out Fightful's published article on the topic.