Eddie Edwards is ready to step out of his comfort zone with his latest character change.
Edwards spoke with WrestleZone Managing Editor Bill Pritchard ahead of IMPACT Wrestling’s Bound For Glory pay-per-view in Albany. Edwards won his title opportunity by coming out on top in a six-way elimination match last month, and he is now days away from challenging Josh Alexander for the IMPACT World Championship.
Edwards says he’s confident going into the title match against Alexander and looks forward to seeing how they match up.
“You know, I think the thing about that [six-way] match, like you said, five other very capable wrestlers. I don’t know if anybody was truly the favorite going into that match. You look at the names that we had the guys in there, I’m just grateful I came out with the win in the end. I think honestly anybody could have taken the decision,” Edwards explained, “either way it could have gone I think it would have been a hell of a main event at Bound for Glory. I’m just glad that I’m the one that came out on top and now I get to face Josh at Bound for Glory.
“Going into it, I’m feeling good, man. I’m confident, of course, and I’m excited. It’s Bound for Glory, one of, if not our biggest pay-per-view of the year. And to be able to main event that show in Albany with Josh, it’s a big accomplishment. It’s a match that I’ve wanted for a long time, me and Josh, we’ve never faced off in a singles match. So, I know I’m really looking forward to it,” Edwards added. “I think it’s going to be a meshing of styles where Josh is an amazing technician and he hits hard. For me, I have a lot in my arsenal that perhaps I haven’t taken out in a while, but I feel like the story is going to really build itself and we’re going to go out there and do our best to just tear it up.”
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Eddie Edwards also spoke about his character change and how he’s recently aligned himself with Honor No More. Similar to how Sami Callihan’s infamous baseball bat strike changed his path and made him a hardcore-style wrestler, joining Honor No More also signaled a change in Edwards’ presentation. Edwards sees the similarities and says
“Yeah, very much so. As you were saying that, I was thinking the same thing. It’s very much the same. When I first came to IMPACT, [I was] just the tag team and then singles and technical whatever, X Division type guy,” Edwards explained, “but the Sami thing happens and you make some lemonade out of those lemons that were handed by a baseball bat to the face.
“And that kind of led me down, as you said, that hardcore slash brawling direction where we did some new things for me,” he noted, “some innovative things for wrestling with some promos and pre-tapes and theatrical stuff that we filmed outside of the ring. And then now we lead to this where, again, it’s a new chance for me. It’s something new for me to sink my teeth into, to kind of step out of that comfort zone. I’ve been doing that singles thing for so long now, and to be able to form this group, this faction with Honor No More, I feel like it’s been a great opportunity for me to flip the script.”
Eddie Edwards challenges Josh Alexander for the IMPACT World Championship at Bound For Glory on Friday, October 7. Check out our full interview with Eddie at the top of this post.