13. Edge & Christian Talks About Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe Being Rushed, Talk About How Joe Shouldn’t Have Lost To Seth Rollins At Payback 2017
During a recent edition on Edge & Christian’s “E&C Pod Of Awesomeness” podcast, Edge & Christian discussed how they feel the feud between Brock Lesnar & Samoa Joe is being rushed and how Joe lost to Seth Rollins at Payback 2017.
Below is what Edge had to say:
“You want my take? Here’s my take. Ok, I’m assuming that they wanna go Reigns and Brock at WrestleMania — I personally would have gone Brock and Joe at WrestleMania because it’s different. It is fresh, it is believable. You have this 300 pound Samoan you know, beast and then The Beast Incarnate. So I don’t know — I think that to me it would have been a fun match to get at WrestleMania and I think people would have been excited to see that too. But this is what bothers me about it. It just seems like everything is hot-shotted and not thought out far enough. Because if it were and you knew you were gonna go Brock/Joe — you don’t have him lose to Seth Rollins at the pay-per-view the month before. You have him win and just keep winning. Joe keeps barreling through people. And he can cheat, he can use heat, you know there’s nothing wrong with that — but have him keep winning. Have him build to Brock. Now — oh my god — which tells me they didn’t think far enough ahead. I don’t know, I’m just guessing but that’s what it seems like to me. Or you know what happened? You know, Joe dropped the match to Seth. It just doesn’t make sense to me. Build him up as a juggernaut to meet this other juggernaut and now boo-ya, here we go.”
Christian agreed with what Edge had to say and said the following:
“I agree with you, I think that yeah, same thing. Joe should be steamrolling everybody if that was the long term goal. If it was something that just kind of — plans changed and maybe they’re hoping the fans have short term memory that Rollins thing didn’t happen. The thing is you can fix everything, right? So Joe can just go from here destroying people and all those sorts of things. But yes, in a perfect world he would not have lost at all leading up to the match.”