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Edge on whether he would return to the ring

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WWE Hall of Famer Edge recently talked to the New York Post where he discussed a number of topics. Edge talked about the possibility of him making an in-ring return, his thoughts on current WWE stars and more. Here are some excerpts from the interview:

Edge on the possibility of making an in-ring return:

“Ah, no. [Laughs] Well, here’s the thing: People as much as they want it, it’s not going to be what they want. It’s very rare. Especially when you get performers into their 40s and 50s, it’s not an easy job. It’s a very, very difficult thing physically. I personally think your body isn’t meant to do it past 40 years old. It’s just a really, really physically demanding, taxing thing. And I know people hop in and they do one-offs here and there, but I just think it’s a matter of time before eventually, they are going to get hit with some kind of injury bullet, because it’s not normal to do to your body, especially once you start getting up in middle age. So, hey, do I know A.J. Styles and I could have an amazing match, Seth Rollins and I could tear it down and have a classic, yeah, if it were me at 35, not me at 45. And not me at 45 not having stepped in a ring for eight years.”

On which WWE performers are grabbing his attention:

“I’ve been kind of touting Becky for a while, just from the kind of organic reaction she’s gotten from the audience. They want her as the focal point of the division, and it was very, very obvious and thankfully they listened and kind of allowed it to happen, which is real cool and fun to watch.

I really like watching McIntyre right now. I think he reinvented himself. I’ve always really liked Drew and it’s great to see him come back with the right mentality and get this opportunity because he’s has that right mentality.”

Edge retired from professional wrestling in April of 2011 after suffering injuries to his neck. He was diagnosed with cervical spinal stenosis and was forced to retire due to risks of neck-down paralysis or even death if he continued wrestling.

The Rated R Superstar had gone through a level two spinal fusion of the discs between the C5, C6 and C7 vertebrae in 2003. He was cleared to compete and this resulted in stenosis of the spine. Edge has had a decorated career in the WWE and has captured 31 championships in the company, with the last one being the World Heavyweight Championship.

You can check out the entire interview on the New York Post’s website by clicking here


  • Steven Stevens

    Even wrestlers that manage to retire young-ish in pretty good health, why would they want to return after such a long break. Risk being remembered for having a terrible match/es.

    Does anyone know much about Edge’s health today, is he in constant pain?

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  • CC

    Why do people keep asking questions like this to guys who physically cannot wrestle anymore?
    All Edge could do these days is something similar to what Bret Hart did when he returned, and nobody needs to see that.