WWE.com: Edge & Christian To Induct The Dudley Boyz Into The WWE Hall Of Fame

The Dudley Boyz and Edge & Christian took part in some of the most extreme battles in WrestleMania history, pushing each other to the absolute limits of what they could do with tables, ladders and chairs. This WrestleMania, the mood when the two pairs are in the same building will be a little less intense.

The duo that reeks of awesomeness will have the honor of inducting Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley into the WWE Hall of Fame during the 2018 Induction Ceremony on Friday, April 6, from New Orleans, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network.

Edge & Christian and The Dudleys, along with The Hardy Boyz, were inextricably linked with each other during WWE’s Attitude Era, as they set new bars for what Superstars were willing to do in the chase for glory. Their Ladder Match at WrestleMania 2000 left the WWE Universe in awe, as the competitors risked their bodies in pursuit of the World Tag Team Championship. The teams topped themselves one year later at WrestleMania X-Seven in the bout they became known for: Tables, Ladders and Chairs. After the demolition derby of a match, they somehow survived, emerging from underneath mangled steel and splintered tables, having created a legacy that Superstars are still trying to top today.

In New Orleans, though, Edge & Christian will get to share stories about their rivals from inside the ring and out in their inimitable fashion when The Dudley Boyz take their place in sports-entertainment history.

What will Edge & Christian have to say about The Dudley Boyz? Find out during the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, streaming live on WWE Network Friday, April 6, at 8 ET/5 PT.

Tickets for the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans are available now.




WWE.com: 20 Most Epic Entrances Of All Time

#20. Gangrel / The Brood / The New Brood

Vampires are pretty scary on their own, right? But Gangrel took everything about the vampire lifestyle and cranked it up.

As his eerie gothic music started up, the arena turned a gory shade of red and a ring of fire formed on the stage. Soon, the mysterious Gangrel rose up from the flames.

In some sort of mystic ceremony, he stood at the top of the ring steps, spitting out a viscous red liquid into the WWE Universe, dribbling some onto his white shirt.

If that’s not enough to make someone think twice about agreeing to the match, then what is?




WWE.com: The 33 Best WrestleMania Matches Of All Time

#32. Money in the Bank Ladder Match (WrestleMania 21)

Location: Los Angeles
Date: April 3, 2005
Time: 20:08

Why it’s great: These days, the Money in the Bank Ladder Match is an institution. At WrestleMania 21, it was a demolition derby experiment, one that included a flying Shelton Benjamin and concluded with Edge claiming the first-ever Money in the Bank contract.

Jericho invented that: According to Chris Jericho’s book “Undisputed,” the original concept for this match was a “Hollywood Dream Ladder Match” where the winner would have any wish fulfilled. When that idea was nixed, Jericho himself came up with the first iteration of the contract as it exists today.

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WWE.com: Edge & Christian Launch Podcast With Universal Champion Goldberg As Their First Guest

E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness launched its inaugural episode in the wee hours of the morning, and to ensure that Edge & Christian’s maiden voyage on the podcast sea was, well, awesome, the duo wrangled WCW icon and reigning Universal Champion Goldberg as its first guest.

“I mean, obviously, there’s no one hotter at the moment,” Christian told WWE.com. “Goldberg’s come back after being away for so many years and kind of taken the company by storm again. He’s Universal Champion, and he’s ended all of his matches quickly and emphatically. It’s cool that he’s brought that intensity back and hasn’t lost a step. He’s not getting paid by the hour — he’s getting in, he’s getting out.”

Christian is, of course, well-acquainted with that Goldberg intensity, having battled the behemoth 14 years ago during his initial WWE run.

“We’ve crossed paths here and there very briefly, but this was the first time I’d had a real conversation with him … and probably one of the only times I’d talked to him since he almost Speared my spine out of my body, which people still send to me to this day as a Twitter GIF,” Captain Charisma said with a laugh. “We also talked about that — he gets that GIF sent to him a lot, too.”

Fortunately for the podcast-listening world, Christian and his longtime friend and tag team partner — another master of the Spear — could put aside that past unpleasantness to pick Goldberg’s brain before his anticipated Universal Championship title defense against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania, The Ultimate Thrill Ride.

“It was nice to catch up with him, get some insight into how his body is feeling now that he’s a little bit older, what it’s been like after his comeback and how he’s been navigating the waters after being away for so long,” Christian said. “Brock is an animal, but to have somebody that can match him size-wise, strength-wise and explosiveness-wise is a pretty big thing. It’s gonna be interesting. And hearing how amped up and pumped up and how seriously he’s taking it, I’m looking forward to a great show. Not just their match, but overall. I think WrestleMania is going to deliver like it always does.”

To subscribe to E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness and to hear Edge & Christian’s in-depth interview with Goldberg, head over to iTunes.




WWE.com: Edge & Christian Reveal Launch Of Their New Podcast

Their iconic “Five-Second Pose” isn’t exactly suited for audio, but rest assured, Edge & Christian will have plenty of irreverent lunacy in their arsenal when they launch E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness on Friday, March 24.

After teasing a new collaboration earlier this week, The Rated-R Superstar and Captain Charisma broke the news on Twitter.

Given the insanity the seven-time World Tag Team Champions brought to the first season of “The Edge & Christian Show That Totally Reeks of Awesomeness” — available on-demand exclusively on WWE Network — Edgeheads and Peeps alike won’t want to miss any of the iconic tandem’s weekly auditory insanity.

To subscribe to E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness, head over to iTunes.