Edge received an amazing contract to make a return to WWE. It took nearly a decade for his return after he worked hard to get cleared by multiple doctors on his own.
While speaking about his situation on the WWE 24 special, Edge revealed that he was talking to another company. He didn’t say AEW, but we all know what the deal is.
“So, some discussions were had. The one thing that I told them through all of this is, ‘When you give me your offer, I need to go talk to Vince [McMahon]. He’s done right by me my entire career.’ He gave me my chance. He gave me my shot. Trusted me to be able to pull off a lot of things. To be able to help pull the cart. To be a pillar for his shows. To be counted on as one of his generals. That goes a long way with me.”
Edge stated that he wasn’t trying to start a bidding war. He just wanted to make sure that Vince McMahon knew about what he was doing.
“It wasn’t trying to get a bidding war thing going. It wasn’t any of that. WWE didn’t even know whether this was possible. I didn’t fully know it was possible. And [Vince] said, ‘Well, this needs to happen here.’”
Edge signed a multi-year contract with WWE worth around $3 million a year for nine matches total. He has two of them out of the way already with the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania 36. At the end of the day Edge certainly signed the more lucrative deal.
Thanks to Pro Wrestling Sheet for the quote