When Edge returned to WWE past January, you could be forgiven for wondering no matter whether it was a intelligent go for all involved.
Just after all, this was a guy who hadn’t fought competitively in a WWE ring for 9 decades after retiring owing to persistent neck accidents that, if he did not cease competing, could have experienced severe extended-term outcomes on his life.
After practically a 10 years absent, was this just a publicity stunt? Was he past his finest?
Last night’s unbelievable victory in the Royal Rumble for the “Rated ‘R Superstar” reveals that it was no just one-off and he is established to decide on up where by he still left off all individuals decades back.
Edge’s Impressive Journey
What a journey it has been for Edge. Whether you beloved him or hated him in the course of his career, no just one could query his legacy and achievements.
There were being 11 world titles, a great number of tag staff titles no matter if it be with Christian, for whom the two have a strong off-monitor friendship, or the not likely mixture of Rated-RKO with the ‘Legend Killer’ Randy Orton.
His extended-standing feud with John Cena dominated the mid 2000’s and his on-monitor partnership with Lita surely elevated some eyebrows.
Unforgettable moments that produced the WWE Universe grieve his pressured retirement, but his feats were later recognised when he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012. No one particular could complain if Edge rested on his laurels and rode off into the sunset.
‘You think you know me?’ his entrance tunes asks. We plainly didn’t.
Edge is produced of hard stuff and right after battling by the ache, he designed his return at the Royal Rumble 2020. 9 months out is a extended time, by no means thoughts 9 decades, but Edge seemed like he’d never ever been away.
The following night on Uncooked he stated he needed to finish his job on his very own phrases. Randy Orton imagined or else. Just after betraying Edge the exact same night, hitting him with an RKO and placing him back again out of motion, many admirers feared the return of their hero was short lived.
The two previous teammates would go head-to-head in a Previous Man Standing match at WrestleMania previous yr. Edge’s to start with match in nearly a decade. How would he fare? Could he very last the length? Just after a 36-minute slog, Edge answered any doubts by knocking out Orton subsequent his infamous Con-chair-to.
Relief. Redemption. Edge was back again.
Not even a torn tricep in his Backlash defeat to Orton a few months later would cease him. Edge was established to climb the mountain as soon as again.
Just after 7 months out with injury, Edge as soon as once again defied the odds final night time by turning out to be the 3rd Superstar in heritage to win the Royal Rumble right after getting into at number a person, a victory produced even sweeter by eliminating Orton in the procedure.
Edge’s inspirational journey is a person of sacrifice, really hard get the job done and perseverance, but he’s not finished nevertheless.
A title shot at WrestleMania looms and is very likely to be his last huge hurrah in WWE.
This is what Edge has waited and labored for and if he manages to attain his aspiration of a 12th planet title, it will have been a extensive nine a long time in the building.