Rated "E" for extreme
This week could be one of the biggest of Edge’s WWE career. The big stop is Sunday night at Vengeance, where he will challenge Rob Van Dam for the WWE Championship; but before he gets to pay-per-view, he will first make a stop on the Sci Fi Channel. Tonight, Edge & Randy Orton will team up to face Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle and WWE Champion Rob Van Dam on ECW turf.
Last week on the premiere of ECW on Sci Fi, Edge sent a message to Van Dam by spearing him in the middle of the ring. “I respect RVD, always have and always will,” the Rated-R Superstar told WWE.com in an exclusive interview. “But just because I respect him doesn’t mean that I’m not going to take a cheap shot if I can get it. In fact, it means I might take more cheap shots because if I respect you it means I know you’re tough.”
Last night on RAW, Paul Heyman got Jonathan Coachman to make the tag team match for tonight’s ECW on Sci Fi. Later in the night, RVD got perhaps a little advantage, attacking Edge after his match with Ric Flair and nailing the Rated-R Superstar with a Five-Star Frog Splash.
Tonight they will start on equal ground, and even though it will be a hostile environment for the RAW Superstars, Edge isn’t fazed one bit.
“The ECW environment doesn’t intimidate me at all,” the Rated-R Superstar said. “If I’ve proven anything it’s that I excel in their environment. That’s why the ECW fans don’t like me, because I do what they love better than the guys that they worship.”
Above all Edge is looking forward to facing both of his opponents tonight, but he has a different reason for each one.
“I thrive on competition, and it’s been a long time since Angle and I have been in the same ring,” he said. “It’s going to be fun. As for RVD, I can’t wait to sink my teeth into what he does in that ring; it will be a nice gauge on what I can expect on Sunday. I’m looking forward to it.”
The ECW environment is quite possibly the biggest variable Edge will go up against this week; can he survive and gain back the momentum heading into Vengeance?