WWE Hall of Famer Edge has made it clear that his current run with WWE will be his final one. The Rated-R Superstar returned to wrestling in 2018 after nearly nine years of retirement due to a neck injury. Since then, he has faced some of the biggest names in WWE, headlining WrestleMania 37 in 2021. However, Edge has expressed his desire not to become a burden on the company or the roster.
While speaking with Sirius XM, Edge talked about his career and stated that he wants to retire before he becomes a hindrance to the younger talent.
“I don’t want to be the guy who, when a young guy like Austin Theory looks at the lineup sheet, goes ‘I got Edge, alright, there’s going to be some work.’ I want Austin Theory to look at it and go ‘whoa okay cool I get to work Edge.’ Just like I did when I looked at the sheet and saw I’m working Mr. Perfect you know? That’s the feeling I want guys to still have. That’s what I want the audience to have. I don’t want to go past my sell-by date.”
Edge, who will turn 50 in October, is well aware that his time in the ring is now limited. However, he still has plans for what he wants to achieve before he retires for good.
Edge spoke about his upcoming match with Finn Balor and confirmed that this would be his final run.
“I still want to be able to be involved in a Hell in a Cell at WrestleMania if I’m around with a guy like Finn Balor who’s at the top of his game. I don’t want to stick around until that’s not the case. In a perfect world, I’d love to retire in Toronto. Do I know exactly when that is? No, I don’t. There are a lot of mitigating factors to that, but this is the last run, there’s no doubt about that.”
Edge is set to face Finn Balor inside Hell in a Cell at WrestleMania 39 in what will be the third Hell in a Cell match for Edge and the first for the Irish Superstar. Fans of Edge should enjoy his final run in the ring while they can, as the Rated-R Superstar has made it clear that he doesn’t want to overstay his welcome and risk his legacy in WWE.
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