In 2007, Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder went from Major Brothers to Edgeheads. The duo dressed as Edge at Armageddon, helping "The Rated R Superstar" defeat Batista and The Undertaker in a triple threat match.
Appearing on Talk is Jericho, Ryder & Hawkins gave the origin story of The Edgeheads.
"We barely knew him," Hawkins said about Edge. "There was supposed to be some kind of tag team division in ECW that never happened. We were just a green babyface tag team doing nothing. Back then in developmental, there would be a day when writers would come down and you had to put on a fake performance for them. You do a full entrance, a promo, and a six-minute match. We were in OVW but also on TV. We see Michael Hayes and are like, 'You guys are coming this week, what do we do?' He goes, 'Well, show me something different!' Alright, F you. We were watching a lot of Entourage at the time, we were like, 'What if we were Edge's entourage.' We raided the merch drawer of all the Edge stuff and that week we came out to the music, cut the promo, and that got the wheels spinning. Michael Hayes was impressed by it all and then we had to conjure up this plan of how we could be with Edge."
He continued, "We know [Edge] as a 'hello, goodbye' conversation. That's it. I went up to him and said, 'We have this idea, would you mind...' and he gave me his email. I wrote a concise email and luckily, he actually read it and liked it enough to talk to Michael. The real deciding factor if we really looked like him -- he brought a bunch of extra gear and we hid in an office at TV and tried it all on. We were waiting for Michael to come see it. Funaki saw it by accident and was like, 'Ohhhh, you guys.' If Funaki digs it and believes it, I think we're good."
The Edgeheads won the WWE Tag Team Titles at Great American Bash 2018. The team lasted until SummerSlam 2018 when The Undertaker chokeslamed Edge to hell.
Elsewhere on the podcast, Ryder & Hawkins discussed "grabbing the brass ring" not being a real thing in WWE. You can find their full comments by clicking here.
If you use any of the quotes above, please give a h/t and link back to Fightful for the transcription.