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Edge: “I wasn’t too keen on going to Saudi Arabia”

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WWE Superstar and Hall of Famer Edge recently appeared on The Kids on the Escalator podcast. The former World Heavyweight Champion discussed several topics during the interview, including how he did not feel too comfortable at first with appearing at WWE Crown Jewel in October 2021.

“I had SummerSlam coming up with Seth, and Charles Robinson wasn’t going to be there” Edge began, explaining the situation for Jessika Carr to be the referee for his Hell In a Cell match against Seth Rollins.

“I’m at the stage of my career where I’m a little picky when it comes to who refs because there is a comfort level and you find a zone together. It’s one less thing as a talent that I have to concern myself with because I know that person is going to be there.

“Charles wasn’t going to be at SummerSlam and I talked to him about Jess, ‘should we give her a shot because I’ve watched her and she’s good. Let’s see how she does'” Edge continued.

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“He thought it was a great idea. We took a test run at SummerSlam and she is so confident and really good. She wasn’t shy or timid, she took control of the situation and I always appreciate when someone does that” the Hall of Famer added.

“We had MSG and I said, ‘I think you have to do part two, kiddo.’ When they asked me about blowing off the story in Saudi Arabia, I wasn’t too keen on going, I’ll be honest, but as we talked and they said ‘we need it there,'” Edge continued, explaining how uncomfortable he was with going.

“I said, ‘Lets get Jess to ref there,’ not knowing if we’d be able to. I just loved the idea of a woman being in control of two men in that country” Edge revealed. “If it flew over a lot of heads, whatever, but for me, I can come back to my girls one day and tell them ‘I went over there.’

“I think we did something cool. She was right there for everything, not overwhelmed by the moment, and stood up to the challenge. It was really cool to see” the Hall of Famer concluded.

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