Edge WWE Contract Discussions, Where Will WWE Record From Next
We have more on how Edge's WWE contract discussions went, straight from Edge. Also, where will WWE record from next, with Florida shut down?
Edge WWE Contract Discussions
Over the last half a year, there has been a lot of buzz about WWE Hall Of Famer Edge. Things really started at the 2019 edition of SummerSlam in Toronto. At that event, Edge got back into a WWE ring and delivered a spear, something many never thought we’d see from him again.
Once that happened, things really got rolling. WWE did a 24 special for Edge on the WWE Network. During that special, he detailed how contract discussions with WWE went.
Specifically, Edge confirmed that after his Toronto spear of Elias, “another wrestling promotion” (read: AEW) reached out to him to discuss wrestling. While he entertained their interest, he made it clear that no matter what their offer was, he was going to take it to Vince McMahon before making a decision.
In that special, he went on to remark that Vince had given him so much, and had been there for his entire career. The least he could do was to tell him what was going on and what he was thinking. Edge stated he wasn’t seeking a bidding war, just to be open and up front with the only company he’d wrestled for.
As we all know now, things worked out and Edge returned to WWE. He signed a contract worth a rumored $3 million per year, covering a reported 3 years and nine matches.
As of today, two of those nine matches are in the books. One has to assume with such a big price tag on his new contract, there’s probably a match or two in line for him in Saudi Arabia.
Where Will WWE Record From Next?
Now that WrestleMania is over and has aired, attention turns to what comes next. Specifically, for WWE, that means where will they record from next.
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It does seem like a strange question to pose, but these are strange times we are in right now. As we all know by now, WWE recorded as much as they could in a bit of a cram session before Orange County, Florida, went into a lockdown. Most of the United States (and the world) is in a similar state due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE has filmed enough to get them through this week’s NXT show on Wednesday. That means, of course, that there may not be anything in the tank for this Friday’s SmackDown on FOX.
According to the Observer’s report, WWE still intends to try and record this week. Due to that previously mentioned stay at home order in Florida, however, any recordings will not be in the Performance Center or at Full Sail.
So where is WWE headed, if they manage to pull it off? That exact answer is unknown.
Indications are, however, that WWE has plans to record in a state that is similarly shut down. How they will pull off recording matches in a shutdown state remains to be seen. With that in mind, there are plenty of states in such a state, so it’s anyone’s guess at this point.
It is worth pointing out that AEW did recently record matches in Georgia, though it is not clear if WWE would want to follow suit.
WrestleMania was filmed more than a week ago. Superstars and crew have since scattered.
It will be very interesting to see what WWE pulls together and where it ends up. Reception for the recorded WrestleMania generally seems quite positive.
That has to let WWE be motivated to continue providing some entertainment for fans in this otherwise tough time.