Edge has not ruled out reviving his long-standing rivalry with WWE icon John Cena with the two men back in the company at the same time.
In the mid-2000s Cena and Edge launched into a bitter rivalry that was kickstarted when Edge became the first man ever to cash in the Money In The Bank briefcase on Cena at New Year’s Revolution in 2006. The men traded the title over the next year with the two facing off in a memorable TLC match at Unforgiven in September of the same year.
Speaking to Kurt Angle on The Kurt Angle Show [first available at AdFreeShows.com], The Rated-R Superstar discussed his rivalry with Cena and pointed out the one stage that the two men never shared a one-on-one match at.
“When I got to John, and we kind of got on the same page and he realized what I was out to do, which was just that, to make him Superman. Once we both had that understanding. Then, we were off and running, because I don’t think that program was supposed to last more than three weeks. After WrestleMania 22, [where] I got to work Mick [Foley], who is another guy that just did so much for my career.”
“Then they’d circle back to John and I, because I think it worked so good in that three weeks and ratings went up, and all those things, you know, the website hits and everything went through the roof. So it was like, go back to that. Then once they went back to us, I think we ran for like a year and a half after that. Then they rebooted again, and they rebooted again, and we’d ended up on SmackDown and be rebooted. It kept going and going. The only thing was with John and I, we never wrestled a one-on-one at WrestleMania. Which is crazy, right? We worked everything else, but.”
As far as reviving the rivalry now both Edge and Cena are active competitors again, Edge did not rule it out:
“I’m back. The scent is in the air. You never know, it could happen one day.”
Edge and John Cena are both expected to compete at this year’s SummerSlam event in August. Cena seems to have his sights trained on WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns while Edge may well want a measure of revenge on the man that cost him his match with Reigns at Money In The Bank, Seth Rollins.