Edge has revealed he was asked to be on the WWE creative team while he recovered from injury.
WWE wanted Hall of Famer Edge to work on the creative team while he recovered from torn triceps. The Rated-R Superstar was sidelined for seven months after suffering the injury during his match against Randy Orton back at Backlash 2020 during a match billed as “The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever.”
Speaking to Busted Open Radio, Edge shared that, while he was on the sidelines, WWE offered him an opportunity to work on the creative side.
The multi-time WWE Champion said he tried it for a few weeks but decided it wasn’t right for him to be there as a talent:
“I’d like to think everybody knows that I’m there, What do you need? Do you want advice on something? They know I’m wide open. I don’t have my own locker room, I don’t have a bus, I’m in with the boys and we’re talking and working through things.
“When I tore my tricep, initially, they wanted me to be on the creative team. I tried it for three weeks and I felt, if I’m a talent, I shouldn’t be in there. I didn’t want to ostracize myself and it didn’t feel right.”
Making his WWE debut in 1998, the 48-year-old is undoubtedly an established locker room veteran. Edge explained that while remaining an active star, he still wants to be able to help younger talent:
“I was like, ‘Who needs help with promos? Give me seven people and I’ll Zoom with them an hour a day’ and try to help them find a semblance of something they can connect to and it will translate in the promo.
“I find, if you have one element of truth in the promo, you can bite into it and flavor the rest. That is fascinating and fun to me.”
“I got helped so often early in my career by the Bad News Browns and Rick Martels and Sweet Daddy Sikis and Ron Hutchisons and Bret Harts. If I’m in a position now to parlay some of that knowledge and experience from 30 years of doing this, that’s another layer of this cake that I wanted to come back and do.
“I love that I get to wrestle Damian Priest on Monday in a high profile match. I like him as a talent and think there is more there, so let’s get to it.”
“To be able to go from wrestling Bad News Brown back in 94 to Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair to Randy Orton, John Cena, Batista, the Undertaker, to now (Seth) Rollins and (Roman) Reigns and Priest and AJ (Styles). It’s a blast for me.
“I want to be wide open and I think our locker room understands that, no matter who you are, female or male locker room, I’m here if you want advice.”
Edge made his most recent return to WWE television at Summerslam where he confronted The Judgment Day after the group turned on him back in June.
The former leader of the faction will aim to seek revenge when he takes on Damian Priest on the August 22nd edition of Raw in his hometown of Toronto.