Edge Says Japanese Deathmatch Legend Dr. Luther Taught Him His First Real Lesson In Wrestling
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Edge is a WWE Hall of Famer and you don’t get to become a Hall of Famer without having worked with several Hall of Famers in your journey.
Appearing on Sirius XM’s Busted Open Radio, “The Rated R Superstar” revealed what he learned from all of the legends that he’s worked with over the years and the common lesson they all bestowed upon him.
“What I got from all of them, from Ric [Flair], to Shawn [Michaels], to ‘Taker, to Jerry [Lawler], to Terry [Funk], to Hogan, to all of them, [was] ‘never panic.’ There’s no reason to panic. We’re in control. We tell the story. We don’t let anyone else dictate the story. We tell the story. When you have that in mind that you can do anything, you’re the one telling the story and I think that was the thing that I gleaned from all of them,” said Edge.
Going back even further in his career, Edge reveals that his first real lesson inside of the squared circle came from current AEW star, Dr. Luther. Edge recounted a story of working with Luther in a street fight early on in his career.
“One lesson I learned so early on was with a guy, Dr. Luther, he’s now in AEW, and he was like the first experienced guy that I’d worked [with]. He’s been to Japan, he’d been in FMW and all these places. We were working, and it was probably like my fiftieth match or something and we’re having a Street Fight. So he calls the spot and I immediately want to do it. He went, ‘whoa, hold on. Pump the breaks. You got it?’ I was like, ‘Oh, I don’t have to go right away. I can actually stop and and and register what he said instead of just instantly go.’ I’ve never forgotten that lesson. He doesn’t even know it was a lesson for me, I’m sure. But that really, really — you know, the light bulb went off. There [were] a lot more light bulbs that needed to go off, but that was the first one that I distinctly remember going, ‘oh my God, he just cracked open my brain.’ This is different than I thought.”
"He just cracked open my brain." 🤯
What lesson does @EdgeRatedR find most valuable that he learned from a legend?
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) September 29, 2020
Currently, Edge is sidelined with an injury after facing Randy Orton in “The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever” at WWE Backlash earlier this summer.
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