On a recent episode of E&C's Pod Of Awesomeness, pro wrestling greats Edge and Christian shared their thoughts on AJ Styles defeating Jinder Mahal on SmackDown Live to become the new WWE Champion. Also, the podcastronauts weighed in on the upcoming match between Styles and WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series.
When speaking about Styles defeating Mahal for the SmackDown world title, Christian said he was happy that the English crowd in attendance for SmackDown Live got to share in that surprising title change.
"I think it was a pretty big moment and I think it was the right guy to do it with," Christian said. "And I think it was kind of shocking. I don't think anybody was expecting it, especially with the build they've been doing with Jinder and Brock, I don't think anybody expected it. But do you know what? It's good to reward the fans over there with a big moment like that because they always show up over there in the U.K., in Europe. They're always big crowds and they're diehards. They support it and they love it and it's good that they get rewarded with a big moment like that. It was a shocking moment, so it was pretty cool."
Edge suggested that replacing Mahal with Styles at Survivor Series so close to the event is hotshot booking.
"It's pretty cool," Edge admitted. "It feels a little hot-shotted. I'm not going to lie, after the buildup of Jinder and everything. I just kind of assumed [the title change] would be at 'Mania."