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Edge & Christian Weigh in on WWE Needing an Off-Season

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With the influx of injuries in WWE over the years and especially in recent years, there has been much debate from all over the wrestling world on the company needing an off-season so that wrestlers can rest and rehab their bodies. The need for an off-season also comes from the rash of deaths related to incredible tolls on the superstars' bodies as well as crippling drug addictions.

Christian said the following:

"I feel like you can't do that. I mean, you can't just stop WWE. It is an entertainment company. It puts on a live show every week and prides itself for being out there and working. Yes, I believe the wrestlers could benefit from the time off, but it is something that has to be--and it's hard to when you have top guys that are in big angles where you rely on them to draw houses and be the main events of shows and pay-per-views and doing press, with all the job entails, but with the body, yeah, it would be a great idea to go through the cycle to give them a certain amount of time off and then to have another group of guys getting time off after them. I don't know that is the way, but to me, you can't just stop the show for a certain amount of time."

Edge noted that while the idea sounds good on paper, it's not as simple as that:

"I mean, there's just so many different things that go through it. Yeah, it sounds great on paper and all of those things, but you have TV contracts---there's so many different layers to this thing that the regular person doesn't think of that factor into this decision. It is not as easy as that and it is a completely different beast altogether. Comparing it to any sporting league, or band that has an album cycle, it's just different than that. I don't know what kind of answer would be suitable for the question to be perfectly honest, but I know that there is a lot more things to be thought of even though it sounds great on paper."

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