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RAW Wrestler Reveals How Edge Helped Him Over A Decade Ago When He Wasn’t In WWE

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (April 13, 2000) – WWF SmackDown!

On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.

It was pre-taped at the Ice Palace in Tampa, Florida and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Backlash 2000’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Rikishi vs. Eddie Guerrero

2. The Hardy Boyz vs. Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko

3. WWF Hardcore Title: Perry Saturn vs. Crash Holly

4. WWF Hardcore Title: Perry Saturn vs. Tazz

5. WWF Hardcore Title: Tazz vs. Crash Holly

6. Edge & Christian vs. Kurt Angle & The Big Show

7. Bubba Ray Dudley vs. Albert

8. The Kat & Mae Young vs. The Fabulous Moolah & Terri Runnells

9. Handicap Match: Chris Jericho vs. Road Dogg & X-Pac

10. The Rock & The Acolytes vs. Triple H & Big Bossman & Bull Buchanan

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• RAW Wrestler Reveals How Edge Helped Him Over A Decade Ago When He Wasn’t In WWE

Former RAW Tag Team Champion Dash Wilder posted the following about WWE Hall of Famer Edge on Instagram:

“A decade ago I was working at a gym in Asheville, NC. I was wrestling as much as possible, struggling. Trying anything I could to get noticed. One day my manager from work calls me and says “dude, where are you!? Edge just walked in and wants to join the gym.” Obviously, I didn’t believe him. There’s no way Edge is in Asheville signing up at the gym I work at. Turns out, he was. He’d bought a house in the area and was moving there from Tampa.

At the time he was recovering from a torn Achilles. Whenever he’d come in we’d have casual conversations and I’d ask him how things were going. I tried not to bother him with wrestling talk because I know he got that a lot. Fast forward a few months, he’s the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. One day at the gym he says “so I hear you’re a wrestler, how come you never bring that up?” By the end of the conversation he’d given me his email address and asked me to send him some matches so he could critique them and give me advice. The WWE Champion was offering to watch my stuff and give me advice ?.

Not long after that, he was forced to retire because of his neck injuries. He never let it get him down, and he STILL went out of his way to help me get better and achieve my dream. Watching match after match. Promo after promo. Letting me stay in his guesthouse when I had no where else to stay because I was chasing this crazy dream. 20 years of doing this at the highest level.

Achieving more than most could ever hope for. And no matter what he was going through, making time to help me and countless others. I have serious doubts I’d be where I am today without his help and selflessness. Thank you, Adam. Keep enjoying “retirement”.”

 

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A decade ago I was working at a gym in Asheville, NC. I was wrestling as much as possible, struggling. Trying anything I could to get noticed. One day my manager from work calls me and says “dude, where are you!? Edge just walked in and wants to join the gym.” Obviously, I didn’t believe him. There’s no way Edge is in Asheville signing up at the gym I work at. Turns out, he was. He’d bought a house in the area and was moving there from Tampa. At the time he was recovering from a torn Achilles. Whenever he’d come in we’d have casual conversations and I’d ask him how things were going. I tried not to bother him with wrestling talk because I know he got that a lot. Fast forward a few months, he’s the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. One day at the gym he says “so I hear you’re a wrestler, how come you never bring that up?” By the end of the conversation he’d given me his email address and asked me to send him some matches so he could critique them and give me advice. The WWE champion was offering to watch my stuff and give me advice ?. Not long after that, he was forced to retire because of his neck injuries. He never let it get him down, and he STILL went out of his way to help me get better and achieve my dream. Watching match after match. Promo after promo. Letting me stay in his guesthouse when I had no where else to stay because I was chasing this crazy dream. 20 years of doing this at the highest level. Achieving more than most could ever hope for. And no matter what he was going through, making time to help me and countless others. I have serious doubts I’d be where I am today without his help and selflessness. Thank you, Adam. Keep enjoying “retirement.”

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