We are in the year two thousand and twenty one, and both Edge and Christian are wrestling somewhat full time on our television screens weekly.
The two best friends both came out of retirement after being told they would never wrestle again, and shared a moment in the ring at the Royal Rumble earlier this year, before Christian would go on to sign with All Elite Wrestling.
On his Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross was reviewing WWF Unforgiven 2001, a show which saw Christian defeat Edge to capture the Intercontinental Championship. JR went on to explain why he always believed that Edge was going to be the breakout star of the team, and Christian was Edge’s ‘clear number two’.
“I always thought Edge was going to be a breakout star because he connected with the audience, and Jay (Christian) was always the clear number two on that team. So I was glad they both got their opportunity to grow on their own, but I always thought that Edge had a little bit of a leg up in that scenario, but that does not mean by any stretch of the imagination that Christian wasn’t a very good hand.”
JR then fast forwarded to modern day, praising Christian’s match with Kenny Omega at AEW All Out, but admitting he still thinks he’s lacking the connectable charisma that Edge has.
“The match that Christian had with Kenny Omega in AEW was outstanding. He’s still a hell of a worker. He’s always been a hell of a worker, but he just didn’t quite have the connectable charisma that Adam Copeland, aka Edge, had. That’s very special. It’s not a knock on Christian whatsoever because Adam had specialness about him and I’m just really happy that he’s back in the game at a schedule he can manage.”
Edge will make his return to WWE television on next Friday’s (October 1) episode of SmackDown to confront Seth Rollins.
Christian Cage recently competed on the AEW Rampage: Grand Slam show, team with Jurassic Express in a losing effort to the Superkliq of Adam Cole and the Young Bucks.
transcription via Inside The Ropes