WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix took to social media to respond to her husband Edge’s apparent shift in character as displayed on Monday Night Raw.
In recent weeks, Edge has shown a darker side to his personality as he prepares for WrestleMania 38. After months of making it clear that he wanted to face the Rated R Superstar at WrestleMania, AJ Styles answered the Hall of Famer’s open challenge on the February 28th episode of Monday Night Raw. However, Styles found himself on the receiving end of a brutal beatdown after answering the challenge, and has been off television with a storyline injury ever since.
On the most recent episode of Monday Night Raw, Edge made his way to address AJ Styles once more. Instead of his familiar Metalingus entrance music, he was accompanied by a darker, unfamiliar theme, an indication that he’s an entirely new person.
The Rated R Superstar then got on the microphone and said that his brain has been working at a higher level in the past couple of weeks, and declared that he’s better than everyone in the entire wrestling industry. However, he said that he hasn’t shown that aptitude since coming back to the WWE two years ago.
“In trying to appease all of you, I took my eye off the prize, allowing a man like Randy Orton to tear my triceps from the bone. Allowing Seth Rollins to cost me the Universal Championship, walk into my home, and piss all over my territory. Allowing the Aquaman cosplayer Roman Reigns, a man who can’t lace my boots, to stack pin me at WrestleMania.
“And if that Edge faced AJ Styles at WrestleMania then AJ Styles would leave that Edge in the dust. But that Edge… that Edge is dead, baby.”
He went on to say that he now sits on a mountain of omnipotence and won’t be judged by anyone; he made it clear that if AJ Styles makes it to WrestleMania, then he will be judged.
— WWE (@WWE) March 15, 2022
Beth Phoenix took to social media after her husband’s promo and seemingly responded to his shift in personality, saying that this he was not being himself.
“This isn’t you”
This isn’t you
— Beth Copeland (@TheBethPhoenix) March 15, 2022
The Glamazon returned to the ring in January for the first time in over two years as she teamed up with her husband to defeat The Miz and Maryse in tag team action at the Royal Rumble. The Hall of Fame couple won the day after hitting stereo Glam Slams to their unfortunate opponents.