Eddie Edwards wants to be known as an IMPACT Wrestling guy at the end of his career.
New IMPACT Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion Eddie Edwards is very proud of his IMPACT tenure which has lasted for the majority of the last decade. Speaking with Believe in Boston Sports, Edwards discussed wanting to wave the flag for the promotion that has had a rollercoaster ride for the last several years.
“I want to be known as that IMPACT Wrestling guy," Edwards said. "There's a reason I stayed here for six years. I believe in what we're doing and I want to be the guy in the locker room that people look to. I'm always going to do everything I'd ask anyone else to. I want to be the one leaving it all in the ring and helping us move forward.”
He continued, “I'm happy to say ever since day one when (Davey Richards and I) got to IMPACT we were treated great. Obviously the offices and the owners have changed, but I've always been treated with respect and treated right in my book. Now I feel like everyone in the company, from the offices to the locker room to the ownership, everybody's on the same page. We all want to take Impact to that next level. They treat me right and I'm happy to represent them.”
In wrestling, there is always talk about recapturing the height and popularity of the Attitude Era in the 90s. Eddie Edwards says that this just isn't possible.
“Comparison is the thief of joy," Edwards said. "It's tough to compare to back then. We all grew up watching that era and loved that era. I think there's a nostalgia that people are trying to bring the current product back to. Those people are fighting the wrong battle. Let's make this time special for the reasons we have going on. There are so many different companies booming. Especially before the pandemic, the independents were kicking ass. It's just a new time and I feel like there's a new level of respect for pro wrestling. It's more about trying to create something new and fresh as opposed to trying to be what they were back in that era."
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