Edge had to retire from the squared circle in 2011 due to a neck-related injury. The Rated R Superstar was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012. However, nine years later, Edge was able to make his WWE return at the 2020 Men’s Royal Rumble match. Since then, he has competed in 28 matches.
Last Friday, The Rated R Superstar appeared on the blue brand and announced that he wanted to face Sheamus to celebrate his 25th anniversary in WWE.
In an interview with ET Canada, the WWE Hall of Famer stated that this Friday’s match would be his final bout in the current deal.
“Here’s what I can honestly say, and this isn’t the answer everyone wants. I truly don’t know [retiring from pro wrestling]. I really really, with 100% truth can say I don’t know. That’s strange for me, but I don’t. I really don’t. I’ve put some thought into it, but not a lot.
This is the last match on my current contract. I don’t know. I honestly don’t know. I probably won’t know until I get to the locker room that night and decompress, let all the anxiety and tension that I never used to have before I performed, I have now. That’s strange for me and makes it that much harder to do this.
I’m going to be 50 in October. It’s not easy anymore. Before, what I used to take for granted to be able to do, now, there is a process and a fallout. There’s a lot. It’s the dream gig, but it’s getting really hard.”
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