During a recent edition of E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness, former WWE Champion Edge said that he doesn’t understand Raw Star Asuka’s hype.
Below is the conversation between Edge & Christian regarding this:
Edge: “I’m sure I’ll get lambasted for this, but I don’t get the Asuka thing. Like, I really don’t. She’s fine and she’s solid, but I don’t know.
Even going back to the NXT stuff, I’ve watched it. I don’t know. I just never really bought in. And it’s not that I don’t want to or anything like that. I don’t know.
Even the entrance and everything, it’s very Shinsuke Nakamura-esque and he was doing it first, so I don’t know. I’ve never really understood the hype.”
Christian: “I think it happens, not just with her, but with a lot of people when there’s certain hype around somebody. And, honestly, I’ve never seen a full match of her’s until TLC.
So maybe I have, one or two. I think that when there’s a lot of hype and that sort of thing, it makes it harder, sometimes, for the talent to kind of live up to the video packages and the hype and expecting something completely different than they’ve seen before and that’s really hard to do.
I liked her body language. I like the presentation. I like the persona. She seemed really comfortable with what she’s doing.
But yeah, there were some certain things in the match versus Emma that weren’t super-crisp or anything like that, but it could be the first time she has worked with Emma or whatever. But maybe, it’s also because the match was a bit long.”