Jim Ross has shared his views on the controversial ‘Live Sex Celebration’ that took place on Raw between Edge and Lita to celebrate his first WWE Title win.
Edge won his first WWE Championship against John Cena at New Year’s Revolution in 2006. The Rated-R Superstar cashed in the very first Money In The Bank contract after Cena had been in an Elimination Chamber match.
The next night on Raw, Lita announced that Edge was going to live up to his nickname and the two would have a Live Sex Celebration to commemorate his title win.
“It just wasn’t, it wasn’t appropriately named, it denoted a little darkness. It wasn’t family-friendly, [if] it had a different name you could have done the basically same thing. but the live sex show indicates that somebody’s going to have sex on the air, doesn’t it? You’re not going to the drive-in together to sit and hold hands and eat popcorn. I think that the connotation of what ‘Live Sex Show’ meant, wasn’t really positive. It was another remnant of the Attitude Era. It was seeming to me that it was more appropriate for the Attitude Era if it was appropriate at all than it was for the Ruthless Aggression point in time. Was it good TV? If you liked it, it was good TV, if you didn’t like it, then it wasn’t good TV – it’s simply that simple.”
Lit and Edge’s celebration was cut short by an interruption by Ric Flair. Flair attacked Edge before the WWE Champion nailed Flair with a con-chair-to. Cena then ran out to attack Edge, ultimately delivering an FU to Lita.
Jim Ross also discussed Rob Van Dam’s arrest in 2006 while both WWE and ECW Champion. Ross described Van Dam as “selfish” for his actions.