Following his monumental Royal Rumble win, WWE Hall of Famer Edge has said his “responsibility” includes putting the work in – even if that means being on WWE television every week.
Speaking to CBS Sports, the Rated-R Superstar – who wrestled on RAW for the first time in ten years, and is set to appear on NXT tonight – said he isn’t in WWE to do “a greatest hits tour” and that he’s there to tell compelling stories.
“I didn’t come back to just do a greatest hits tour. That’s not why I came back. I didn’t just want to do regurgitated greatest hits. I wanted to come back because I wanted to tell compelling stories. I wanted to get in with a lot of talent so that … if I could impart wisdom from 29 years of doing this, in terms of trying to tell a story, that’s really exciting for me. I love so much of this talent, and it’s exciting to be able to get in with them.”
Edge went on to say he didn’t know he’d be working towards WrestleMania, but that he knew he was going to be putting the work in if it was a possibility.
“Did I necessarily know that I was going to try to work toward WrestleMania? No. A lot of those things are out of your hands. I did know I was going to put the work in to be able to do it if called upon. That’s part of my responsibility in coming back, as well.”
The former WWE Champion, who would relinquish the title and retire due to injury eight years before his incredible return at the 2020 Royal Rumble, said he wants to “help the totality of the industry” if possible, and that he wants to tell great stories while facing “loads of talent” before hanging up his boots on his terms.
“I don’t just want to be another body. I want to be able to help, and to help the totality of the industry if I can. If that means that this year Edge main events WrestleMania? Ok. I will do my part to make that happen and make it as compelling as I possibly can. But I also want to get in there with loads of talent. My goal is to come back and tell great stories in the main event of WrestleMania or on Raw, whatever it is.”
Edge concluded that only one thing comes above wrestling in his list of priorities and that’s family, but stated that he’s going to be “involved” and be there every week.
“I came back committed to this. After my family, this is my top priority. If I’m asked to be in a title program heading into WrestleMania? I’m here every week. That’s the way I operate. I’m not going to be a guy who comes in for one week and floats off for eight weeks. If I’m involved and I’m in the mix, I’m going to be here every week because that’s how I operate.”
Edge will appear on WWE NXT tonight. Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch live on BT Sport 1 HD at 1am.