WWE Would Be “Surprised” If Former World Champion Left For AEW

Edge, Sheamus and Drew McIntyre on WWE Raw

Since its beginnings in 2019, AEW has been able to sign multiple former WWE stars. These have included the likes of Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley, as well as Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole.

However, there is another star who would be a huge signing for the company, multi-time World Champion Edge. The Rated-R Superstar has made it clear that he plans to retire sooner rather than later, with his hope being to hang up his boots in his home country of Canada.

Although he has been with WWE for the majority of his career, there has still been a lot of speculation from fans that he could leave the promotion and become All Elite in order to have one more match with his friend and longtime tag team partner, Christian Cage.

Is Edge likely to leave WWE?

Despite the hopes of many fans, WrestleVotes has told GiveMeSport that WWE would be “surprised” if the Ultimate Opportunist did make the jump, even with Christian being on the other side.

If he retires the summer in Toronto, I wouldn’t be surprised. I would be surprised if he finishes his current deal and then goes to AEW, WWE would be surprised too.

“Even though you’ve got Christian factor, you know, they could team one more time and wrestle each other one more time, I’d be surprised if he wrestles past WWE. WWE would be very surprised as well.”

During an interview in March, the star revealed that he did have the opportunity to go elsewhere, but decided WWE was where he would “have the most fun”.

“What it boils down to I guess is where I think I can have the most fun honestly. That’s where I’m at in life. It’s not like I’m grinding to get to WWE anymore so I’ve been there and I’ve done it and I’ve done everything and then some so, now it’s just a matter of what I enjoy the most and I think it’s there (he laughed).” (H/T POST Wrestling)

Most recently, Edge took on Finn Balor in a brutal Hell in a Cell match at WrestleMania 39. The bout saw Balor being struck in the head by a ladder, causing a deep cut that required multiple staples.