On the latest episode of E&C's Pod Of Awesomeness, WWE Legends Edge and Christian shared their thoughts on the Universal Championship match between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns at WWE SummerSlam.
Edge on the Lesnar vs Reigns match at SummerSlam
"I know there's the debate, 'well, Brock is barely around, he's part-time, da da da.' All of that being said, and I get it - I do - I like that the champ is there more often, and the champ works house shows, and it's better for business, it's all of those things, but Brock, his matches just feel different, man," Edge said. "As soon as you know a Brock match is coming on, there's that, 'oh, s--t! What's going to happen here?' You really have a sense of the wheels are going to come off this thing because he's going to kick them off. You never know which way it's going to go. It can start off hot and fast and you're like, 'well, this thing might end in 20 seconds.' And then, it keeps going and you can't help but watch, man. Like, they kicked that thing off with a Superman Punch and it was like, 'oh, we have another Goldberg deal.' And then, Braun comes out. I thought it dealt with that very effectively and, I mean, it was entertaining. As much as people want to say this, that, or the other, you're going to watch when he's in there. And I do think the right guy won, finally, and I think if you're going to hitch your cart, you've got to do it. And where they go from there, I have no idea. But I thought that was the way to go."
Christian noted that Lesnar matches often have an aura of unpredictability insofar as things could break down for a shoot.
"It was a typical kind of Brock match, that you know is going to be physical; you know it's going to be hard-hitting; you have that feeling that it could come unhinged at any point in time and go off the rails. That feeling was there, but you know [the match] probably not going to last 30 minutes and that's what it was here. But do you know what? If you're going to go out there and have a show like this, it's probably best to do it that way."
Christian said that the bout made good use of a rather unsympathetic babyface holding the Money In The Bank briefcase. The main critique was that he would have preferred if the finish saw Reigns going over for the title without any distractions to detract from the big win.