Edge returned to WWE at the Royal Rumble and wrestled a few more times before he needed to take a break due to injury. He required triceps surgery to repair an injury he sustained while filming the Greatest Wrestling Match Ever at Backlash. Looking back he considers this a learning experience.
While speaking to Sports Illustrated, Edge opened up about his injury. He stated that his injury is doing okay at the moment, but it still needs some time to heal.
At this stage in his career, Edge looks at things like injury setbacks much differently.
“It’s OK. You know, I look at injuries and ask myself, ‘How was it compared to the Achilles tear?’ Compared to the Achilles tear, it was nothing. There was surgery, but I know the drill. I know what I have to do, and I know you have to baby it for the first month, then I can start putting the nose to the grindstone. I can still do exercises for the rest of my body, which is good, so it’s just being careful.”
Edge stated that since he was told his triceps was already partially torn going into the match this is a learning experience for him. Now he knows to listen to his body more before going through with the physically taxing business of taking bumps in the ring.
“It’s a learning experience, too, The doctor that did the surgery said that there was a good chance my triceps was already partially torn going into the match, so I look it as a learning experience. My elbow was sore for probably a month, but I thought it was one of those regular aches and pains.
“I have a bunch of floating chips in my elbow, so I told myself, ‘Of course it’s going to hurt.’ This is a reminder that I need to listen to those things. At 46 years old, my body is trying to tell me something’s up. Now I have that knowledge going forward if something’s aching.”
Edge and Randy Orton are not done. They still have one planned match in store for them. The Rated R Superstar might just find himself in a WWE Championship situation upon his return depending on how SummerSlam works out for Randy Orton.