Edge has admitted his career is coming to an end, but he knows how he wants to go out.
The Rated-R Superstar had one of the greatest comebacks in wrestling history when he returned to the ring at the 2020 Royal Rumble after being forced to retire nine years earlier due to a neck injury.
However, the WWE Hall of Famer has been open about his time in the ring being short, even hinting that he might retire this year in Canada.
Edge has a plan for bringing his WWE career “full circle”
When Edge originally retired in 2011, he was in the midst of his seventh reign with the World Heavyweight Championship and so had to relinquish the title.
Now, he has the opportunity to capture the latest iteration of the World Heavyweight Championship. On the May 12th edition of SmackDown, the star will be part of the tournament to determine the first man to hold the title.
Speaking in a clip on social media, he addressed the two men he will face in the Triple Threat match part of the tournament.
“Hi everybody. So, this isn’t some kind of mapped out wrestling promo or anything. I’m sitting in what is my second home, a wrestling ring, trying to get in some reps before SmackDown tomorrow night where I face Rey Mysterio and AJ Styles.
“I can’t say enough about those guys, I know AJ and I have had our differences in the past, you know the history of me and Rey Rey. Those two guys are the reason a lot of people are in our industry and I expect to have one hell of a match. I also expect to win it, I have to.
The star went on to explain how the creation of the World Heavyweight Championship feels like his career going full circle as he can recapture the title he never lost.
“Some people have been running around saying they’re gonna finish their stories, and good for them, but it made me think a little bit about my story. The introduction of the WWE Heavyweight Championship, look at that thing, it even looks like the title that I never lost, looks like Big Gold.
“12 years ago, I was forced to give that thing up, never had a chance to get it back. Now I have a chance, and it all comes full circle. This ride, it’s gonna end sooner than later, let’s face it, we all know that. I gotta get this done, it’s the last thing to do, it’s the period on the end of the sentence, right? It’s the last sentence in the book. I gotta get that stuff outta the basement, and I just gotta do it.”
When it comes to how he plans to end the ride, Edge says he wants to win the title and then bow out when he is finally defeated for it.
“All of you who are watching this, I assume you’ve been with me on this ride and I really appreciate it. It’s gonna end soon, and I gotta end it right this time and there’s no better way to finish it than to win the World Heavyweight Championship. Then when I lose it, that’s it, I’m done.
“So Rey, AJ, bring your best tomorrow, I know you will. Can’t wait to see you in there to be honest, let’s tear it up.”
— Adam (Edge) Copeland (@EdgeRatedR) May 11, 2023
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