Edge Joining AEW Considered “A Real Possibility” By Backstage Figures

Edge making his entrance at WWE Day 1

With Edge having competed in potentially his final WWE match on SmackDown, the possibility of him jumping ship to AEW isn’t as far-fetched as you might think…

The WWE Hall of Famer has driven the internet wrestling community into a frenzy as of late with rumors of his impending retirement swirling over the last week.

Following his match with Sheamus on the August 18th edition of SmackDown, which also celebrated his 25th WWE anniversary, Edge admitted this would be his final time competing in his hometown and he was unsure what the future held for him.

However, a new possibility for the 11-time WWE World Champion’s career has seemingly been unveiled with a new report suggesting it isn’t impossible that he could be eyeing a move to AEW!

Fightful Select has noted that those close to him believe the idea of him joining All Elite Wrestling isn’t as “out there” as you’d believe. PWTorch later published their own report on Edge being AEW-bound. However, he would not be able to use the name “Edge” as it’s a trademarked property of WWE.

Fightful also stated that many within the company believe the move is “a real possibility” and that the idea of it was being discussed by various people behind the scenes before it was revealed his match yesterday was the last of his current WWE contract.

Additionally, Tony Khan is said to have been interested in bringing Edge into the promotion since 2019, well before the possibility of him returning the ring was even a realistic idea.

Is Edge Retiring From Wrestling?

Back in August 2022 following an edition of RAW in Toronto, Edge hinted that he would retire upon his return to the city one year later – this is where the recent speculation regarding The Rated-R Superstar’s retirement stems from.

The 49-year-old has since addressed the rumours in an interview prior to his SmackDown match with Sheamus, revealing that his WWE contract is set to expire at the end of September and he is “torn” regarding his future as an in-ring competitor.