Edge is back in WWE and coming off an epic 33-minute match against Roman Reigns. His sights are set on Seth Rollins now and SummerSlam looks to be their destination. This latest run for the Rated R Superstar came after nearly a decade out of the ring. That hiatus was forced by injury, and it took a lot of healing to get him back to this point.
While talking to The Kurt Angle Show, Edge opened up about how bad his injury got at a point. He was working non-stop and became desensitized to the constant pain on his body. Finally, after having a surgery, that headache he had for over a decade went away. He didn’t even realize that it was there until it was gone, because he got so used to it.
“When you’re doing it night in night out, you just kind of fall into this desensitized state of mind. You’re always limping, and you’re always kind of bent over, and you’re always kind of like sideways or like the letter S as you walk, you get used to that, right? And it wasn’t until I had the second neck surgery, which I didn’t have until about 2012. And it was in Pittsburgh, Dr. Maroon, and I woke up in the hallway on the stretcher. And Beth [Phoenix was] standing there, and she goes, ‘How do you feel?’ I was like, ‘I don’t have a headache.’”
“The thing about it is that I didn’t realize I had a headache for like a decade until it was gone. And I went, ‘Oh my god, I felt like sh*t,’ but I didn’t fully grasp it until that. Because for however long I don’t even know the pressure on my cord, my spinal cord is being pinched like a straw. So I’m working Batista, and I’m working Kane, and I’m working Undertaker, and I’m taking chokeslams and powerbombs and all of these things. And I didn’t grasp it until that second surgery, and from that point forward, man, life got so much happier.”
Edge was unable to win the Universal Title at Money in the Bank, but he is far from finished in WWE. We’ll have to see how things turn out at SummerSlam, because his match against Seth Rollins could be another benchmark match for Edge’s Hall of Fame career.
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