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Edge and Christian talk about Lashley vs Reigns at Monday Night Raw

Whether you’re a fan of either man or not, nobody wanted to see Roman Reigns or Bobby Lashley face Brock Lesnar at Summerslam. After Extreme Rules, the two big men won triple threat matches, advancing them closer to a shot at the Universal Title.

Once Lashley and Reigns were set to face off one more time in a rematch of their PPV bout, it was easy to tell who would come out on top. While the juggernauts went back and forth, trading slams and fists, we all knew the Big Dog would defeat the Dominator. However, it wasn’t a bad match in any case. In fact, both matches that Reigns and Lashley have had have been pretty entertaining, and that’s something Edge and Christian have agreed on.

On a recent episode of E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness, Christian and Edge went over the match, admitting that it was a very good fight, even if both men have their flaws.

Christian: I saw it, and it was pretty damn good. That’s the thing, and we’ve talked about it before, Roman Reigns gets a bad rap of being pushed down our throats and blah, blah, blah. What it boils down to is…the dude can f***ing go.

Even Lashley, he’s improved so much since his time away from WWE and since he’s come back. I think he’s one of these guys, as far as personality goes, I think there’s a lot of room to grow and that sort of thing. That’s all comfort level too, as far as coming back and getting your feet wet. As far as the in-ring performance stuff goes, the dude is on point.

That match was the main event of any major PPV, and it would’ve blown the doors off the place. They built the match so good, they had so much time. I loved the story, especially with the story of Lashley beating him clean at the PPV previous to that, and then this match Roman gets the win back. I get why it’s the cool thing to hate Roman and this and that, but what it boils down to is…It doesn’t matter at this point whether he’s booed or cheered. People are invested in him whether they hate him or love him. They react to him, and the dude’s f***ing good, so whatever.

Edge: I just don’t buy that he can be mean. When he sets up for anything, I don’t believe it. When I look at him…wow. Then I look at his face and I don’t buy it. I know that sounds like a knock, and Bobby’s a great guy.

But that, to me, has always been the missing ingredient. It’s just that level of, ‘mmm…I don’t really feel like  you want to tear this person’s head off.’ That’s also the knock on Reigns sometimes, too.

For the majority of the situation, it’s not Reigns’ body of work that gets him a bad rap, but the push he’s received. However, does Edge have a point regarding believability?

H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.

  • CC

    I thought the whole point of signing Lashley was for him to go up against Lesnar in an MMA vs MMA storyline. Whether he won or not is not the issue, just giving fans something different and an angle with some actual legitimacy behind it.

  • Tokeman

    Didn’t make practical sense for a rematch in which Reigns gets the Golden Ticket but Lashley got nothing after winning the first match. I would personally prefer Lesnar/Lashley just for the potential MMA storyline build up that could be created if I could fathom any excitement at all but not another attempted Reigns coronation that will go predictably as we expect…smh, my dude!

  • CC

    It was an ok match, nothing special. Compare it to the likes of Ziggler/Rollins or most Styles matches and it is pretty mediocre. I think Christian is being overly generous with his blowing the roof off of any PPV comment.

    I do agree with Edge though that I struggle to see either of these guys as genuine badasses (although Lashley obviously has more credibility through his history).
    What people are bored with is it is the same old same old. They have two matches. First one Lashley wins and gets nothing from it. Second one Reigns wins and gets a title shot. Just once again paints it as Reigns being handed stuff all the time, which is the main reason people are sick of him.
    And obviously nobody really wants to see Lesnar/Reigns for the 1000th time.

    Oh, and by the way, it’s “bad rap” not “bad wrap”