Edge is a WWE Hall of Famer, and his story is a remarkable one of disappointment and triumph. His time in WWE is segmented into two different eras, but many remember his first run as a Brood member turned Rated R Superstar. It turns out that he would have preferred that fans know the real Adam Copeland.

While speaking to Fox News, Edge was asked about his WWE name. He revealed that the name was his own invention, but he also would have preferred to go by what his mother named him.

“I actually came up with Edge, I would have preferred Adam Copeland, but that wasn’t the way it really worked [in that era], right?”

“Don Callis and I were driving, and the radio station, it was in Albany, and it was ‘Edge 1-0-something,’ and growing up in Toronto, Edge 102 was always one of my favorite stations. I was like, ‘Hmm, that has a bit of a rock ‘n’ roll feel to it, Edge.’ They were tossing around names like Rage, Riot, and you know, it was the late ’90s, right? I just thought, ‘Edge, I’ll throw that out there.’ At least that’s something I could relate to a little bit better. And it stuck.”


Edge had a nice acting career where he appeared on Vikings and other shows. He did not go as “Edge” in those credits, so there is a fan base of people who only know him by his real name. Now that he’s back in WWE, Adam Copeland is going by Edge a lot more these days.

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