Appearing in a new interview with ESPN + SportsNation, Edge has opened up about why he turned down the opportunity to break The undertaker’s streak at WrestleMania 24.
The Rated R Superstar revealed that he didn’t think that the streak should been under real threat until The Undertaker’s last WrestleMainia appearance. Even then, Edge doesn’t believe that it should have been broken.
“In the lead-up to it, I was asked, ‘What do you think about ending The Streak’ and I said no,” Edge said. “Adamantly no. I don’t think it ever should’ve ended until what we knew was his final WrestleMania, and then even no. I just didn’t think it was right.”
Reflecting further, Edge commented that he didn’t believe that he needed to be given the win at the time, adding that it would have meant more to someone else in the future.
“I also didn’t think at that point in my career I needed it,” Edge said. “I think that that should have been saved for someone who you want to strap the rocket to and you know and you trust and is—to me, Roman Reigns was the guy to do it.”
Edge and The Undertaker feuded throughout much of 2007 and 2008, with The Deadman winning the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 24.
The Undertaker’s streak would remain intact until WrestleMania 30, where he was shockingly defeated by Brock Lesnar.
Meanwhile, as the 2021 Royal Rumble winner Edge head’s into WrestleMania 37 looking to dethrone WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
Reigns and the Ultimate Opportunist will be joined in the match by Daniel Bryan who, like Edge, has also returned from a suspected career ending injury. Looking ahead to the match, Edge said it was “mind-boggling” how all three men had overcome a great deal of adversity to reach the match. While his career wasn’t threatened through injury, Roman Reigns publicly battled Leukaemia for a second time in 2018.
“When I look at it, and I take Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan and Edge out of it, and I look at it from Adam, Joe and Bryan, and what each of us has come through to be able to be in this situation is mind-boggling,” Edge said. “To me, that story is underneath, but bigger than all of it.”
Inside The Ropes will have live coverage of the show when WrestleMania 37 night 1 kicks off at 1am BST on Saturday April 10th, followed by night 2 at 1am on Sunday April 11th!
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.