Edge Discusses Upcoming Role As Atom Smasher On Tonight's Premiere Of "The Flash"


IGN.com posted a new interview with former WWE superstar Edge to discuss his upcoming role in the TV series "The Flash." Edge will be appearing in the season premiere of the show portraying the character of Atom Smasher.

How he landed the role:

Well, my agent knew that this part was coming up and thought I'd be good for it. And he'd been in contact with the producers of the show before and they had kind of had me in mind for this character. So I auditioned for it and that was it. Got the call that same day and then immediately started picturing a character who can grow to be fifteen feet tall. It was a lot of fun to get that news and then start thinking "Wow, I'm going to be a part of telling a DC Comics story. This is pretty amazing."

His thoughts on taking a role where his face would be covered the majority of the time:

It didn't really matter to me simply because it's all just a matter of having fun at this point. And I knew no matter what, whether my face was covered or wasn't, it'd be a blast. But then in reading it I realized that there was a happy medium so there was enough of me in there to get recognized. And I think with my face being on TV for the last 20 years, it makes sense to almost try and take advantage of some of that. Now if there had been no mask, I would have been upset. Because you put that thing on and you feel like an absolute tank. Just indestructible. It sounds crazy, but when you put it on you're like "Oh yeah. I just entered a different realm of badassery."

Will Atom Smasher be back for more than one episode?

I have no idea. I truly don't. The one thing I keep saying is that it's the DC Universe, so you can get away with anything or have anything happen. That's kind of the beauty of the comic book genre and one of the reasons I've enjoyed it all my life. There're no hard rules or parameters. No boundaries. Whatever you can imagine can actually be pulled off.

His thoughts on Stephen Amell's involvement at SummerSlam:

I thought it was great. We briefly kind of chatted about it. And I texted him too. The best part about that was that he's a life-long fan. And there's nothing worse for the guys in the locker room when somebody would come in and they'd have no idea what any of it actually was but then you'd have to go out and try and make that person look like a million bucks. That's never really fun for anyone involved. But when you've got a person who's actually a die-hard fan who went to WrestleMania VI and actually appreciates and respects the product and everything that goes into it, then it's like, "Alright, let's have some fun." And it made for a great crossover and tie-in. And I watched it and he did great. You could tell he was nervous, but that he was also having the time of his life. Because it's a different type of pressure cooker. It's live and if anything goes wrong, it's all out there. There's no second take. But he's athletic enough so I knew he'd be fine. I didn't talk to him afterward though to see how he was feeling. I always said, "It's not the day after, it's the day after that."

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"The Flash" premieres tonight on the CW.

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