‘The Rated R’ Superstar Edge on the recent edition of the E&C Pod Of Awesomeness talked about how his feud with Shawn Michaels helped his singles career in the WWE.
“I think that was coming off of the Cyber Sunday or Taboo Tuesday, or whatever that pay per view was where fans voted on who would face Triple H in the world title match. I think that is where the whole angle started. That was when I was first starting to turn heel and was purely focused on that world title. Everything for the character, and Shawn Michaels was the first guy that I worked against with the incarnation of the character. I think we worked a Royal Rumble opener and had a lot of fun and then we had a Street Fight on Raw–I want to say it was in Rhode Island,” Edge said. “I obviously always enjoyed working against Shawn. We had a lot of house show matches throughout the years that were kind of thrown together. I remember one in Laredo, Texas, which is a hot arena, about a 8-10,000 seat arena, and I remember we just went out there and put out 35 minutes and had a lot of fun by going out there and having Shawn Michaels and I just wing it. It was always a lot of fun.”
The rivalry with ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ was one of the most important ones for Edge’s career in the WWE. It established him as a main event player in the company. Edge thanked Shawn Michaels for getting him over which was a challenging task to do.
You can listen to the entire podcast here. Quotes via WrestlingInc.