Edge is set to return to the squared circle at the Royal Rumble – one year after his monumental comeback at the same event in 2020.
On this week’s WWE RAW, the Rated-R Superstar would deliver an impromptu update on his health, following several months on the sidelines after suffering torn triceps at WWE Backlash during the Greatest Wrestling Match Ever against Randy Orton. The match marked only Edge’s third match back in WWE, and his second singles match, having returned at the Royal Rumble and faced The Viper in a Last Man Standing Match at WrestleMania.
Edge would address the WWE Universe from the middle of a ring that you’d have to believe has aided Edge’s recovery and rehabilitation from the serious injury, stating that he needs to win the Royal Rumble to main event WrestleMania and take back what he never lost.
“I need to win the Royal Rumble. I need to main event WrestleMania, and take back what I never lost.”
— WWE (@WWE) January 26, 2021
Nine years before his monumental return to the ring, Edge retired live on RAW. Speaking in April, 2011, the former WWE Champion spoke of his previous neck injury and cervical vertebral fusion, revealing he felt numbness in his arms. Edge was diagnosed with cervical spinal stenosis, and medically disqualified from competing. On the following SmackDown, Edge officially retired – relinquished the World Heavyweight Championship as a result. Edge was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012. Nine years later, at the Royal Rumble 2020, Edge returned.