In 2011, Edge was forced to retire from WWE due to ongoing neck issues.
However, at SummerSlam in 2019, the WWE Hall of Famer (real name Adam Copeland) gave fans hope of a return when he delivered a spear to Elias in front of the Toronto crowd. The next January, he made his official return to the ring as a surprise entrant in the 2020 Royal Rumble, earning a monster ovation from the fans who were delighted to see him cleared to compete.
Now, at the age of 49, Edge has been dropping hints about once again retiring from life inside the squared circle. He’s made it clear that he wants to retire in Canada, and in a new interview, he hinted that the day could be coming within the year.
Speaking to Logan Paul on Impaulsive, the Rated R Superstar said that he wants to call it quits before he’s no longer able to perform at a high level. He says that he didn’t get to retire on his own terms the first time around, and he has a chance to change that during his final run.
“I don’t want to stick around to the point where it’s like, ‘Oh, there he is. Okay.’ I don’t want to get there. When I come out now, I feel the explosion. I feel all of that to throw at them. That’s still there. I don’t know if that, for me, will ever go away.
“I feel like, in this last run, the Rocky Balboa movie, which I watched two nights before my comeback. I was in tears. (Sylvester) Stallone’s monologues in it, were all things that were going through my mind. I realized, ‘I gotta get this out of the basement,’ because I didn’t have the chance to end it the way I wanted it to. This time, I’m going to get to do that.”
Edge Doesn’t Want To Outstay His Welcome In WWE
Continuing, Edge said that while he has things he wants to accomplish in the world of wrestling, his wish list isn’t long as his career winds down. Furthermore, he revealed that he’s likely to retire within a year’s time.
“Now, I have two little girls that I have to spend the rest of my life taking care of. I have a wish list of things that are still to do, but it’s not long, and neither is the time. At most, I might have another year in me, to be able to do it at this level and still be able to do it at an elite level where I can still hang, where I have to get in with Austin Theory, who is 25 and wasn’t born when I had my first match in WWE.”
Paul’s cohost made a comparison to the Mickey Rourke film The Wrestler and asked Edge if he wanted to avoid wrestling past his prime the way Rourke’s character did in the movie. Edge confirmed he didn’t want that type of future, and that he’d rather cheer on the young talent once his time is through.
“No. I want to be sitting on my mountain and watching you guys do your thing and going, ‘Good for them.'”