Edge and Christian's first contracts with WWE paid very little.
Back in the late 1990s, Jim Ross served as head of the Talent Relations department for WWE. One of his tasks was scouting and signing new talents. In 1998, he brought Edge and Christian into the company believing they had the potential to be major stars.
Speaking about the duo on the latest episode of his Grilling JR podcast (via AdFreeShows), the now-AEW announcer revealed that he had no idea how he got them for such a low cost. Here are his full remarks:
"Edge just exuded charisma. It's natural. You can't teach ‘it’, you can't feel it, touch it, smell it. We talked about that before. He had ‘it’, and you can't produce ‘it’. ‘It’ is in your DNA, so to speak.
You know that the first contract I signed these two cats, Edge and Christian, I had no idea how the hell I got this number, but they were making $210 a week and they were happy to get it. Because we knew that it wouldn’t be long before that number became just a memory.
Budgets and things like that. They've been around the Indies and Ontario for quite some time. So, I just felt like they were going to be or could be our next big thing."
Edge and Christian would go on to become one of the most iconic teams in WWE history, winning the Tag Titles seven times.
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