Over the years of professional wrestling, when wrestlers retire from the business, most of them retire at such an old age. Many wrestlers retire around the age of 45 – 65. I’m pretty sure that Edge is the first wrestler to retire at such a young age. Edge, whose real name is, Adam Copeland, is only 37 years old. Yes, he’s surprisingly that young.
For the past year or so, Edge, keep teasing wrestling fans that a retirement is up ahead. Turns out that this is serious and real. It’s not a storyline retirement. The most iconic wrestlers are leaving us like crazy: Stone Cold, Ric Flair, Mick Foley, Shawn Michaels, etc. Triple H is also planning a future retirement. They’re all leaving us. The wrestling world.
I was never a big fan of Edge. Never cared for his wrestling and gimmick. I also thought he was kind of overrated, but I did respect him as a performer though. He did have some pretty memorable matches. I think the best match he ever did was the first “Money In the Bank” ladder match in which he won that one.
This is why the WWE keep shoving John Cena and Randy Orton in our faces, because most of the top guys are gone. There’s hardly anybody left anymore. It’s sad really.
What’s next for Edge? Will he stick around WWE but as a performer and not as a wrestler or will he move on from the wrestling business for good and start a new career? He might be another wrestler to start a full time movie career. Edge can’t wrestle anymore, he was forced to retire out of that. He’s been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, so if he continued to wrestle and if he got injured again, he could end up on a wheel chair for life. He had a long history of injuries over the years. That’s why Shawn Michaels and Stone Cold were forced to retire because of their long history of injuries. Shawn always had a problem with his back, and Stone Cold had a problem with his neck.
While WWE is fake and scripted, injuries do happen for real in professional wrestling. Accidents happen just like any other job. I think Edge should be the special guest referee for the John Cena vs. The Rock match at WM-28, that would be his perfect final appearance in WWE.
Edge had a great career with many classic moments. I wish him well in his future. In honor of Edge, check out the video below.