• “The window is not open for long” – Top WWE Superstar Teases Retirement
Attitude Era Legend Edge originally retired from professional wrestling after WWE WrestleMania 27 in 2011 due to severe neck issues, but ended up returning in the 2020 Royal Rumble match and has been a special attraction / part-time member of the official WWE roster since, working several matches a year.
During a recent interview with The Nation Network, Edge talked openly about his first retirement and how much longer he plans to wrestle.
Here’s what The Rated-R Superstar had to say:
“That’s the key. The first time I was told, ‘You gotta hang it up. That’s it, you’re done.’ It was WrestleMania. I retired World Champ, and that sounds Cinderella, but I just didn’t know. That made it hard to chew on all those years, but I had to accept it and move on with what life is now.
[I got to] start an amazing, beautiful family and the acting thing started to kind of take [off] a little but when I had the chance to get this back…. the first thing I thought is, ‘I want to retire in Toronto.’
Because again, I know the window is not open for long. But if I can do it there, I think then I’ll be able to go right. I’m good. That was the last thing to kind of check off. I didn’t come back to win 4 more championships or anything like that.
I really just came back to have fun, try and help teach a new generation of talent that I never got my hands on before. I always say, I call us storytellers. [I always intended to] come back and tell hell of a story for 3 or 4 years and then ride off into the sunset.”
After a recent match on RAW in Toronto, Edge said he plans on retiring in August 2023.
Edge is a former 11-time World Champion (4x WWE Champion, 7x World Heavyweight Champion), but has also won several other titles during his WWF/WWE career, including accomplishments like King of the Ring (2001), the first Money In The Bank (2005) and two Royal Rumble victories (2010 & 2021).
In 2012, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his best friend, fellow WWF Attitude Era Legend Christian.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (November 21, 1993) – WWF All American Wrestling
On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF All American Wrestling’.
It featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1993’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
Headshrinkers vs. Corey Student & Steve Grieman (From Challenge)
Lex Luger vs. Pierre (From RAW)
Crush vs. PJ Walker (From Last Week’s Challenge)
Owen Hart vs. “Iron” Mike Sharpe (From Superstars)
The Smoking Gunns vs. Phil Apollo & Mike Bell (From Superstars)
Adam Bomb vs. Scrub (From Challenge)