WWE Legend Edge Is Back For Wrestlemania Redemption 10 Years Later. Former World Tag Team Champion The Miz On Getting His Start In Wrestling: 'It's An Honor'.
Former World Tag Team Champion The Miz has said that he is not surprised to see WWE Legend Edge return after a decade away from the ring and claims he would have done the same thing if he were in Edge's position. The former United States Champion spoke with ESPN during an interview for SportsCenter and said he understands why Edge would be tempted back into the ring after such a long layoff.
Miz said he started off working as a janitor at the WWE Performance Center before being asked by Paul "Triple H" Levesque if he wanted to train at the center. Since then, he has become one of the world's most successful wrestlers.
"It's an honor," said Miz when asked what it means to be given a chance at success. "I wouldn't say I'm surprised, because I know how much passion Edge has for this business and how much he wants to be successful again. So I think it's natural for him to want to come back and try again."
Edge announced his retirement from WWE on April 11, 2011. The night after WrestleMania XXVII, when he successfully defended his WWE World Championship against Alberto Del Rio, he announced his retirement on WWE Monday Night Raw. He finished his announcement with "Thank you" and a smile.
He returned to wrestling at the Over the Limit pay-per-view in May where he participated in the main event scene of the show, a Six Man Tag Team Match that also included John Cena, Sheamus and Randy Orton. At 52 years old, Edge lost his match against 35 year old Cena.
After his return, he has made sporadic appearances on WWE television programs including some backstage interviews and matches during various events across the country.
In December, it was reported by Pro Wrestling Illustrated that Edge would be returning for one more match at Survivor Series where he will face Bret Hart for the WWE Undisputed Champion title. However, this match never happened as Vince McMahon cancelled all planned matches at the last minute due to the death of the company's founder, Vince McMahon.
Since then, there have been rumors about Edge returning for more matches but they have not materialized yet.
Now 44 years old, Edge has not officially retired from wrestling and there are still rumors about future projects involving him.
Edge, on the other hand, announced his retirement from professional wrestling on the April 11 broadcast of Monday Night Raw due to a neck ailment, therefore ending their final run together. Edge returned to the ring in 2020, followed by Christian in 2021, as both were entrants in the 2021 Royal Rumble.
This year, they participated in the Greatest Royal Rumble event, which was held on April 4 at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It was a single-elimination match with the last man standing being declared the winner. They faced each other in the first round and Edge defeated Christian to advance to the next round. However, due to health issues, Edge did not appear at 2019's WrestleMania 35 where he was scheduled to face Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship but instead, he appeared at Backlash using a wheelchair to be taken off camera during Lesnar's title victory over Jeff Hardy.
As part of their farewell tour, they went back home to Australia for two shows in Perth and Sydney before finishing their career in Japan at New Year's Eve in Tokyo.
Since their debut in 2002, Edge and Christian have won numerous awards including five World Tag Team Championships, four WWE Championships (three time each), one WWE Divas Championship, and one NXT North American Title. They are also the first pair of wrestlers to reach 10,000 points scored in a single season (2009-2010).
WWE wrestler Edge has been forced to retire. WWE wrestler Edge was forced to retire at the age of 12. Wrestler Edge, actual name Adam Copeland, has been forced to retire less than a week after retaining his WWE World Heavyweight Championship. This does not come as a surprise because Edge already had two major injuries in his career and was already in his 50s when he retired.
Edge first gained recognition while competing for World Wrestling Federation (WWF). In 2001, he defeated Kurt Angle to become the new WWF Champion. He held the title for more than 100 days before losing it to The Rock. After leaving the company, he started a wrestling school called "The School of Hard Knox" with his friend Christian.
In 2004, he returned to WWE as a one-time only appearance on their creation story episode titled "Thank You". He competed in the 2005 Royal Rumble match but was eliminated by Shawn Michaels. At the following year's event, he regained the respect of old fans when he saved John Cena from an ambush attack at the hands of The Undertaker. This led to them forming a partnership known as "Triple H & Edge". They would go on to win the 2006 Tag Team Championships from The Hurricane and Typhoon at WrestleMania 22. However, they lost the titles to Kane and Daniel Bryan a few months later at SummerSlam.