On the latest episode of E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness, WWE Hall Of Famer Adam “Edge” Copeland spoke at length about John Cena’s promo on RAW challenging The Undertaker to a match at WrestleMania 34.
According to the “Rated-R Superstar,” Cena’s promo style came off as “hokey.”
“The John Cena promo, I thought it was pretty hokey,” Edge said. “I’m not going to lie. It was cool at some points, but then it was very… I don’t know, just a very hokey delivery. And I know that’s Cena’s schtick sometimes, but it just didn’t feel like this was the moment or the opponent for that, I think. That was my gut when I first watched it. Yeah, I don’t know.”
Edge continued, “I think that’s a huge, massive match and I’m glad the crowd reacted the way they did and I didn’t even mind the going into the crowd thing, like, the way they’re setting this up like if he doesn’t have this match, or he doesn’t have this match, or he doesn’t have this match, he’ll go and pay to sit in the audience. I guess it was just when it got to talking about The Undertaker stuff, it just didn’t feel quite as… I don’t know. I don’t even know how to put my finger on it. I guess it’s just sometimes it’s kind of hokey delivery can kind of work, but in that instance, it just didn’t work for me.”
He did, however, go on to make sure everyone knows he could change his mind about everything as time goes on. He struggled through trying to explain what specifically was off about the promo.
“I mean, John never sounds like he’s at a loss for words,” said Edge. “It’s a good promo. I don’t know. I guess it’s just the tone of it. I don’t know. I don’t know even how to put my finger on it. That just feels like one of those promos that should be nothing but serious, I guess. I don’t know. I don’t know. I’d have to watch it again, obviously. I could completely backtrack on everything I’m saying right now, but my gut was like, ‘huh, that was odd.’ Yeah, but they’ll have such an iconic match. But we called it, brother-brother! I don’t know if it’ll be career vs. career like I think it should be.”
Check out the complete episode of E&C’s Pod Of Awesome featuring Edge’s comments about John Cena’s promo at Art19.com.