Since his sensational return at the 2020 Royal Rumble, Edge has appeared intermittently for WWE.
He has competed in twenty-one matches since that event. However, his appearances have been scattered over the last few years, with in-ring performances occurring approximately every couple of months.
Now the contract-related reason for his periodic appearances has been allegedly confirmed.
Edge Has Limited WWE Dates Left In His Current Contract
According to a report from Fightful, Edge has limited dates left on his WWE contract. This is due to an agreement Edge signed upon his return in 2020, which stated he would only make a certain number of appearances per year.
Initially, his contract stated that he would make twenty-five appearances per year and wrestle in five matches. However, as stated above, he has exceeded those numbers in the past few years.
With the contract reportedly being a three-year deal, the agreement between the two sides could be coming to an end. After all, Edge’s return came in January 2020. Whether an extension has been signed or the contract has automatically been extended has yet to be made clear. WWE has extended deals in the past due to injuries which have prevented a performer’s on-screen appearances.
Recently, Edge has been involved in a storyline with the Judgement Day, a faction he once fronted. His last appearance on WWE television was at Extreme Rules on October 8th, where he faced the new Judgement Day leader Finn Balor in an “I Quit” match.
In the match, Edge uttered the words “I Quit” after Judgement Day member Rhea Ripley threatened to hit Edge’s wife, Beth Phoenix, with a con-chair-to. When the two words were spoken, Ripley went through with the move anyway.
It has recently been reported that “The Rated R Superstar” is set to return and confront the Judgement Day. He is rumoured to face Finn Balor at the 2023 Royal Rumble. Interestingly, the match will apparently occur inside the Hell in a Cell structure.