Edge and Christian open today’s show speaking about the WrestleKingdom match between Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega. They both thought it was a great match, and while they would have loved to see a traditional match between between these two men, they understand why it was necessary to go straight to a “No DQ” gimmick match.
Edge believes this was a one-off match, so they couldn’t build to a “No DQ” rematch. This stipulation also protected Jericho who has had quite a lot of time off recently. It’s amazing what Jericho can still do at 47-years old but his age is still a factor, so although Jericho is smart enough to put together a fantastic traditional match, this stipulation allowed them to pull out all the bells and whistles.
Edge and Christian welcome Beth Phoenix to the show.
Phoenix mentions that she just got home from meetings for the upcoming Mixed Match Challenge. She will be a part of the commentary team alongside Michael Cole and Corey Graves, and she points out that she’s very excited to learn this side of the business. After years away from the business she had forgotten how hard the travel is, and she admits that she’s exhausted right now.