Edge Says That WWE Creative Discussed Splitting Him And Christian Up Before WrestleMania 16

Edge with an interesting revelation.

The two best-friends Edge and Christian have known each other since grade school. They grew up together and found their love of professional wrestling together and to this day the pair are still tight and they host a podcast and a show on the WWE Network together as well. During the beginning of their careers in WWF/E, Edge and Christian played a role in changing the game of tag team wrestling alongside The Dudley Boyz and The Hardy Boyz.

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At WrestleMania 2000, those three aforementioned teams made history when they had the first Three-Way tag team match with tables, ladders and chairs. It was a match that sparked a series of memorable matches and moments between them and more matches to come in the future. Edge and Christian stood on top of a table together at WrestleMania 16 with the WWF Tag Team Championships in hand and in that moment those two little kids who dreamed of becoming professional wrestlers were holding gold on WWF's biggest stage. That moment almost did not come to fruition according to WWE Hall Of Famer Edge. "The Rated R-Superstar" joined the 'Primetime With Sean Mooney' podcast and revealed that a few weeks prior to WrestleMania 16 there were talks about splitting he and Christian up.

“Well I think because it was the first one that either of us got to perform on. I’d been at WrestleMania’s as a talent. I was there as the new kid for WrestleMania XIV in Boston, but I was watching from the crowd, and went out there and was able to watch that show." Edge said while explaining why WrestleMania 16 is his favorite Mania. "The next year we did the thing with Bossman and Undertaker so we were on the show but we didn’t wrestle on the show. WrestleMania 16 felt like our moment…. We knew we had the proper players for that stage too, because we had The Hardyz who we already had this insane chemistry with, and now The Dudleyz who we also had this insane chemistry with so we just knew that if you put us all in there with these stakes and with these tools that we were gonna be able to create some amazing things and this was a first-ever again, and any time you have a first-ever, they go horribly wrong, or because you have this blank canvas, you can do anything, and we just all felt that-that could be the case." Edge said. "Now, up until a couple of weeks before they had talked about splitting Jay and I up at that pay-per-view. So, the fact that we went out, we did commentary - we got a chance to do commentary and they went, ‘Woah, these guys are entertaining’. Hold on a second because up until that point we had been kind of the silent brooding baby-face tag team, and we actually got a chance to dip into our personalities and show our sense of humor and kind of what we could do and then we heard, ‘Okay, actually you’re gonna be winning the Tag Team belts’. Now, for these two kids that met in the sixth grade over a ninja star, to be told at WrestleMania 16 that you’re gonna be winning the tag team belts which is something we told ourselves we were always going to do… Even though I’d won the I.C. belt by that point, this was still the… again, I got to win the Intercontinental Title in Toronto in my hometown in [the] Sky Dome and then I get to, with my life long friend win the Tag Team Titles at WrestleMana in a first-ever match, you can’t ever expect those things to happen.”

 

 

As mentioned in the earlier portion of the article, Edge and Christian host a podcast together and right now that podcast is on a hiatus because the duo are working on something "special" that will soon be revealed.

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