Edge Compares WWE's Storytelling To His Current Show Vikings

Edge sees big differences between WWE and the television show Vikings, which he stars in on the History channel.

Speaking to Sports Illustrated, the WWE Hall of Famer talked about the key differences between Vikings and WWE. For one, Vikings has a mid season break, and isn't on every week for 52 weeks out of the year, whereas Edge had to be working on a weekly basis for WWE. That can make things stagnant sometimes, even mentally draining:

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The clearest example of that difference is the night after WrestleMania. As soon as that show ends, you’re focused on Raw the next night. There is no break. I got put through a ladder by Jeff Hardy at WrestleMania 23, had bruises from the ladder rungs across my back, but I was back the next night. I did the hardcore match with Mick Foley at WrestleMania 22, went through a flaming table and had thumbtacks in my back, but I was out there the next night. That mentality does get ingrained in you. Wrestling is just a different beast. There is no off-season in WWE, it’s week in and week out.

What he likes about Vikings is that with that show, when it takes breaks, the stories are able to "breathe". That doesn't happen as much in the WWE.

I like that our stories have a little more time to breathe. One of the only things that bothered me with WWE and being on every week was blowing off so many great storylines so fast, just out of necessity. You go back to the days of Savage-Steamboat and that program lasted a year and change. I was very proud of the program I had with Undertaker because we were able to stretch it out almost a year-and-a-half. We’re able to do that with my character and a lot of the stories on Vikings.

Vikings just aired its mid season finale on January 24. There isn't a date for when the show will return.

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