wrestling / News

Christian Weighs In On AEW’s ‘Really Ambitious’ Plans, Talks Edge & Christian Show Season Two

January 23, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

– Christian spoke with Sports Illustrated promoting his new reality competition series Knight Fight and discussed AEW, plus more. Highlights are below:

On his memories of Gene Okerlund: “For as great as Gene was at his job, he was an even better person. He was the guy I grew up watching interview all of the superstars that I liked, so to get to know him was special. Growing up, ‘Mean’ Gene was the voice of my generation.”

On the second season of The Edge and Christian Show: “I loved season two. The show had never been done before, and we were trying to find its footing in the first season, which happened around the fourth or fifth episode. That’s when the vision we had for the show came into fruition. So now we already had the template, and we had the luxury of sitting down and writing the entire second season. During season one, we wrote in bits and then we shot in bits. So it helped to have the entire season written before we even started shooting.”

On All Elite Wrestling: “I don’t know if it’s going to be direct competition with WWE, but it’s never a bad thing to have competition. It’s obviously really ambitious, but when you see the success that Cody and the Young Bucks had with ‘All In,’ and with the financial backing they have from the Khan family, it’s a wait-and-see. Will they get a TV deal? You can’t get too far ahead of yourself, but I wish them the best. It’s never a bad thing for performers to have another place to go and ply their trade.”