Royal Rumble winner, Edge, has spoken about his momentous Royal Rumble victory and the fact that he can’t quite get his head around it.
Entering at number one along with his former partner and nemesis Randy Orton – who drew number two – ‘The Rated-R Superstar’ outlasted twenty nine other men to advance to WrestleMania 37 against either WWE Champion Drew McIntyre or WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns.
Surviving 58:28 in his first match back since Backlash in April 2020, the former WWE Champion nearly fell at the final hurdle when he tipped Seth Rollins over the summit only to be clocked with a RKO out of nowhere when Orton – who had been absent for the majority of the match thanks to returning to the locker room after being taken out at ringside – struck.
Just as it looked as if Edge would have his heart broken after a superhero display, he dug deep and reversed an elimination attempt to send Orton packing and himself to Raymond James Stadium where he will perform in the main event in front of an audience for only the second time since his return in 2020.
Following the bout, the iron man spoke to WWE Network about his victory:
“If you had told me four years ago that I’d be in the Royal Rumble, enter the match first, win it, and go onto WrestleMania…. I feel like I still need to pinch myself and feel like I’m going to wake up. It still doesn’t make sense. And for Christian to also be in there…if you wrote this as a script for a Hollywood movie, they’d say its impossible, it can’t never happen. Yet, here we are.
I still don’t get it. I think I’m going to stop trying to get it and just enjoy it. I’m going to stop analysing why and how. F**k it, it’s happening and its awesome, and I feel great and I have my best friend back with me again. I couldn’t be happier.”
Upon his victory from the number one position, Edge became only the third superstar in history to achieve such a feat behind Shawn Michaels and Chris Benoit.
Now the question remains of who Edge will challenge at WrestleMania 37 and whether he’ll attempt to unseat ‘The Head of The Table’ or commit a ‘Scottish Psychopath’ to a second WWE Championship loss.