Edge Addresses WWE Status and Retirement Rumors
This past Friday on WWE SmackDown, Edge delivered a memorable performance as he defeated Sheamus in his hometown of Toronto. Fans had been speculating that this match might be Edge’s last, as he expressed his desire to retire in Toronto a year ago. However, no official announcement was made during the show. With Edge’s WWE contract set to expire at the end of September, rumors have been circulating about a potential move to All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
While Edge has been synonymous with WWE throughout his career, the allure of AEW lies in its roster. Edge’s close friend and former tag team partner, Christian Cage, has been thriving in AEW since his return to the ring earlier this year. While Edge has accomplished a great deal in his recent WWE run, the allure of a reunion with his best friend before retirement could see him make a short run on AEW a possibility.
Responding to recent rumors on X (formerly Twitter), Edge addressed the speculation surrounding his WWE status, saying:
“I want to clarify that there’s nothing going on. There are no hard feelings between me and WWE,” Edge clarified. “I love WWE. It’s been my dream job, and I’ve always known it’s what I wanted to do. I didn’t present them with any outrageous contract demands. They did offer me an extension, but I’m truly undecided about what to do. The first time I had to retire, it was out of my control. This time, the decision is mine, and it’s much tougher.”
Looking ahead, Edge stressed that retirement is still a serious consideration for him, saying:
“WWE gave me that unforgettable night in Toronto, and it was the pinnacle of my career,” Edge reflected. “Friday night was exceptionally special, and I’m not sure if anything can surpass that.”
Many WWE superstars have found a second career in Hollywood during and after their run in pro wrestling and Edge is looking to tap into that to some extent as Edge is set to play the role of Ares, the main antagonist, in Disney+‘s upcoming series Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
Whatever the future holds for Edge and under whichever promotion he steps into the ring for one last time, his career is an absolute highlight reel unlike any other and as fans, we are very lucky to have been around to see his return to the ring.
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