Edge and Christian's video game parties used to get heated.
Appearing on the Steve Dangle Podcast, Edge was asked if he plays wrestling video games, and if so, whether or not he plays as himself. The WWE Hall of Famer shared that he isn't a big gamer, but that when he does play it's usually something like NHLPA Hockey '93 or Super Mario Bros. 3. He then talked about being in college and living with Chrisitan, and how the only time they've even been in a fistfight was over a game of NHL '94.
"Well, I'm not much of a video game guy. My video gamedom is like Sega Genesis NHL '93 and '94. That's my pocket. I'm gonna play Super Mario 3 if I'm going to play something. I'm gonna play NHL '94 if I'm going to play something. I would always take the Nordiques because, Christian and I, so we lived [at] 10 Hepworth Drive in Etobicoke, and there was five of us in this little townhouse, there was a semi, and just these five dudes and our big party weekend was we would have NHL '94 tournaments. Now, Jay, Christian, is a horrible winner. He's probably a worse winner than he is a loser, which is saying something because he's a horrible loser, too. If he won, you wouldn't hear the end of it, like, ever. So I just took the Nordiques because they had [Joe] Sakic and I knew I had a chance to beat him if I was playing with the Nordiques. That was actually the only time him and I have gotten in a fistfight was over NHL '94 while we were going to college. So we were old enough that we should not be fist fighting over a video game, but we did, and I just remember we had this little tiny billiards table and we got up and we like flipped over it. Crashed the table, just yeah, that's how serious it got."
What happened next, as Edge describes it, was not unlike something you'd expect to see in a Molly Ringwald movie from the 1980s.
"Middle of winter. He's pissed. He's so mad. I'm so mad. He leaves the house and is walking. Like doesn't grab a coat or anything, he's just walking in the middle of winter. He's walking up to the park, I guess, around the corner. So I hop in my '87 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel and I'm put-put-putting along, and I roll down the window and I'm like, 'c'mon man, get in the car.' [He replies] 'No, I'm not getting in the car.' It was straight out of an 80's Molly Ringwald movie. I just said 'get in the car, okay, just get in the stupid car. We're now acting like a couple that's breaking up over a video game and were in college and were technically grown men, so maybe we should just cut it and get in.' [He replies] 'Fine, fine.' So, that was us [laughs]."
Both Edge and Christian got over the fight quickly, with another tournament taking place the very next weekend. The Rated-R Superstar also shared some of his friends' annoying gaming habits, including one always signing The Doors' 'Break on Through' whenever he had the puck. As for Christian, he would give every player a nickname. One example, "The Turkish Weapon Darren Turcotte." The segment concluded with Edge learning that Cliff Ronning knew the developer of NHL '93 and that's why he was among the best players in the game.
This podcast appearance came about after Edge and Steve Dangle cut promos on each other, with both men vying for the crown of biggest Maple Leafs fan.
Edge won the 2021 Royal Rumble after entering the match from the #1 spot, becoming the first person to do so since Chris Benoit in 2004. He has yet to announce which title he will challenge for at WrestleMania.
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