After receiving a significant blow during WrestleMania 27 on his already fragile neck, The Rated-R Superstar Edge was forced to retire from pro-wrestling. Despite making plenty of appearances for the WWE over the course of the last eight years, Edge has refrained from any in-ring activity and has only stuck with promos until Summerslam.
The former WWE Champion delivered a spear to Elias much to the delight of the hometown Toronto crowd. Edge discussed the moment on the episode of E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness. He said:
“Literally five minutes before I saw you [Christian] backstage I was asked what I thought about going out and doing a promo. So, it was probably 15 minutes you saw me go out there; it was all last minute,” said Edge. “Poor Elias had to go and write a song in like 15 minutes, so, tells you how much of a pro he is. Instead, he came up with great stuff. It was fun because it was like flying by the seat of your pants when you just find out at the last minute.
“I am a highly, physical person. All that stuff in Vikings, if you see me do it, especially coming up that is me doing it; they don’t give me a stunt double,” revealed Edge. “People might think it is a huge risk but I know where I am at and I have seen my neck guys down here and have told me the dos and don’ts. I am not in the midst of being told to retire so I am much more emotionally aware and hearing everything and going, ‘okay, what are my limitations going forward so I know what they are?’ Doing a spear isn’t one of them.”
To conclude, Edge claimed that he could do a match tomorrow but feels like the WWE won’t allow it. He stated:
“To be perfectly honest, I think I could do a match tomorrow,” Edge stated. “And I might be blown up, but I’d be okay. It’s just from what I know with the WWE medical staff, they won’t allow it.”