• Edge Explains Why He Did Not Want To Be In The 1st Ever Money In The Bank Ladder Match
WWE Hall Of Famer Edge is famous for many things, including winning the first ever Money In The Bank ladder match in professional wrestling history at WrestleMania 21 in 2005.
During an interview with WWE’s The Bump, The Rated-R Superstar revealed that he tried to get out of that booking back in 2005, by actually asking the higher-ups in WWE not to put him in that match.
Here’s what Edge had to say:
“I wish I could say I had this vision of how it would become its own pay-per-view and, no, not at all. As a matter of fact, when they first told me that I’d be in this thing called the Money In The Bank match, I said, ‘Another ladder match?’ Like I don’t want to be the ‘ladder match guy,’ I want to do more than that, I want a straight wrestling match where I can just get in there and go.
And I actually said, ‘Don’t put me in it. I’ll find my way on WrestleMania another way. And if I’m not on this year, I’ll make sure I’m on next year, but I’m tired of ladder matches. I don’t want to get pigeonholed for that.’ That was not very bright thinking for that.
So finally, and this sounds so stupid, but I had to be talked into participating into the match. It wasn’t until about 8 months in, holding this briefcase and carrying it with me, every plane, I had to take that thing everywhere, that’s when I started to realize it. And when I came out at New Year’s Revolution and I heard the crowd, that’s when I went, ‘Ohhh, this is something. This is something very cool’.
And then to be involved in the next 5 years’ worth of cash-ins, I cashed-in or it was cashed-in on me, or I was in the match where it was cashed-in, it’s so amazing to sit back and think that I was a huge part of Money In The Bank, which is now a pay-per-view, and TLC, which is now a pay-per-view, that’s really cool.
That’s the kind of thing, when you first get into this and when you’re thinking of getting out of it, you go, ‘OK, hopefully I gave back to this industry and I made it better while I was here.’ Hopefully, that should be the goal. Helping talents along the way, push people, whatever it is, I think even if those are the only two things that I am part of leaving behind, because there was plenty of talent involved in it, then it’s mission accomplished.”
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• Old School WWF Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 64th birthday of Old School WWF Legend “Doink The Clown” Matt Borne (Real name: Matthew Osborne).
He played the original Doink The Clown, which was a Heel gimmick, before others took over and the character turned babyface.
Pretty much everyone considers him to be the very best to ever play the role of Doink by far.
In 1991 & 1992, Matt also wrestled for World Championship Wrestling under the name ‘Big Josh’.
After his WWF days, he joined NWA Eastern Championship Wrestling (ECW) in his Doink gear, but only used parts of the face paint, under the ring name “Borne Again”.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
July 27, 1957 – June 28, 2013