Edge Confirms He Had The Chance To Wrestle Outside Of WWE

Edge Adam Copeland

Since making his WWE debut in 1998, Edge has not competed outside of the sports entertainment giant, though he did have the opportunity to do so.

Speaking in a recent interview with Sportsnet Today, the Rated R Superstar opened up about his decision to remain loyal to WWE while others of his generation, including former tag team partner Christian, have found success in other companies such as IMPACT and AEW.

“There was an opportunity to (go elsewhere outside of WWE). Again, it’s where I’ve spent my entire career outside of the indies, right? So, this year will be my 25th year with the WWE since my television debut, and having been there so long and understanding how it works and understanding just the machine that it is, there’s something to be said for that.

“There’s also something to be said for trying something new and exciting and a new set of faces and a new way of the way things work. I’ve always been a loyalist though in terms of that company. It’s what I grew up watching and it’s where I always wanted to get to.

“What it boils down to I guess is where I think I can have the most fun honestly. That’s where I’m at in life. It’s not like I’m grinding to get to WWE anymore so I’ve been there and I’ve done it and I’ve done everything and then some so, now it’s just a matter of what I enjoy the most and I think it’s there (he laughed).”

Edge Will Face Finn Balor Inside Hell In A Cell At WrestleMania 39

Edge has been embroiled in a bitter feud with The Judgment Day ever since being ousted from the group at the hands of Finn Balor back in June. Though he and wife Beth Phoenix were victorious in their bout against Balor and Rhea Ripley at the Elimination Chamber premium live event, tensions between the two sides is far from over, and Edge and Balor are set to face off once more inside Hell in a Cell at WrestleMania 39.

Speaking to Sportsnet about the upcoming bout, Edge says he has some “stupid ideas” that he’s not sure WWE will let him try.

“Well, again, I have a history of doing stupid things, right? You do because it’s a Hell in a Cell match and because people expect a certain level of, I don’t know, brutality within the performance. You gotta up the stakes. So I do. I think outside of the box and I think about what’s physically possible and a lot of crazy ideas jump into my head and they always have.

“But I always try and make sure that I save them for WrestleMania or I’ll save them where it’ll actually mean something and be remembered. I’m not diving face-first through a flaming table with thumbtacks in my back unless it’s WrestleMania, because I know that will be one that people are gonna remember. If you just do it on Raw one week, well, then it’s gone and it’s not gonna be remembered because there’s 52 other Raws or 51 other Raws during the year.

“WrestleMania happens once a year. If you’re a casual fan, you may be watching. If you’re a wrestling fan, you’re definitely watching and that’s the one that I know has the worldwide eyeballs on it so that’s where you gotta go for it and man, you put me in a Hell in a Cell, I gotta go for it even if I’m 49-years-old. That’s just part of the way I’m wired so, I have some pretty extra stupid ideas. We’ll see if they let me try them, they probably won’t. But we’ll see.”

h/t POST Wrestling