Ex-WWE Champion Teases Retirement Before SmackDown

WWE Hall of Famer Edge made a fairytale of a return from the career-ending neck injury. He has been around in the company for a couple of years. But it seems he is now planning to retire for good. The former World Champion discussed his intention of hanging up his boots during WWE‘s tour of Canada earlier this year in August. He had explained to the crowd in Toronto after Raw that he planned on seeing them one more time and ‘in a perfect world,’ say goodbye to the fans after that.



Edge reveals his retirement plans

The 49-Year-old was recently interviewed by The Nation Network. He was asked about his announcement and why he wants to retire in Toronto. ‘The Rated R Superstar’ went on to explain that he didn’t come back to win more championships. His goal was always to tell a good story before calling it a career:

“That’s the key. The first time I was told, ‘You gotta hang it up. That’s it, you’re done.’ It was WrestleMania. I retired world champ, and that sounds Cinderella, but I just didn’t know. That made it hard to chew on all those years, but I had to accept it and move on with what life is now. [I got to] start an amazing, beautiful family and the acting thing started to kind of take [off] a little but when I had the chance to get this back. The first thing I thought is, ‘I want to retire in Toronto.’” explained Edge,

He continued:

“Because again, I know the window is not open for long. But if I can do it there, I think then I’ll be able to go right. I’m good. That was the last thing to kind of check off. I didn’t come back to win 4 more championships or anything like that. I really just came back to have fun, try and help teach a new generation of talent that I never got my hands on before. I always say, I call us storytellers. [I always intended to] come back and tell hell of a story for three or four years and then ride off into the sunset.”

Barry Russell
Barry Russell
A dedicated pro wrestling follower for more than a decade

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