Edge Drops WWE Retirement Bombshell

WWE Hall Of Famer Edge is without a shadow of a doubt one of the best heels to have ever stepped foot inside a WWE ring. ‘The Rated R Superstar’ made his return at last year’s WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view after a long hiatus of nine years, following a career-ending neck injury. He would then compete in a couple of amazing matches against Randy Orton. Edge was then unable to defeat Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan to win the WWE Universal Championship on Night Two of WrestleMania 37. Edge’s bold text messages to WWE RAW Superstar also leaked previously. 



Edge would go on to have matches with the likes of Roman Reigns and then Seth Rollins, the latter of which took place at WWE SummerSlam and then on a previous episode of Friday Night Smackdown at Madison Square Garden. After he lost to Seth Rollins, Edge was written off of WWE television via an injury angle.

The Rated R Superstar squared off against Seth Rollins once again, this time in a Hell In A Cell match at WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia on October 21st. He also defeated AJ Styles at WrestleMania 38 last week thanks to a distraction from Damian Priest.

Edge recently spoke on Steven’s Wrestling Journey, where he made it clear he doubts he’ll compete in the next 3 years.

“Won’t be ten (years), definitely won’t be ten. I doubt it’ll be five, it’s gonna be before that. I don’t even think it’s going to be three. I don’t know, but I don’t think it’s going to be that long. I know the window is small.”

Credit to Fightful for the following quotes.

Edge would also talk about his first retirement by saying the following: “It was such a mixed bag of emotions when they told me I had to retire. In a weird way, it made it easier. In a weird way because I wasn’t having to make the decision on my own and go, ‘How much more do I have left?’ That was taken out of the equation. It was still a shock. At that point, I thought, ‘We’re looking at three years, at the most,’ and I’d retire by 40 years old. I was forced to retire at 37 and I didn’t get the last three years to try and help some new talent along and I knew that’s where I was at in my role. I was champ, but I knew that by younger guys challenging the champ and hanging with the champ, then it would help them going forward and maybe they could learn things like I learned. I look back now and think, ‘it all worked out pretty good.’ I was disappointed because I was just starting to work with Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre and guys like that and really enjoying it and their enthusiasm and excitement. I didn’t get to see that through and that was disappointing to me. I was also in a lot of pain. I didn’t fully grasp how much pain I was in until I got that second neck surgery and I realized I was in a lot rougher shape. There was a bit of relief.”

Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter has been a huge pro wrestling fan since 2002, and it's been his first love ever since then. He has years of writing experience for all things pro wrestling. His interests outside of wrestling include films, books and soccer.

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