Edge discusses the growth of social media

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Edge discusses the growth of social media

On June 14th, at Backlash, Edge was defeated by Randy Orton in a very long match, called "The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever" Subsequently, Edge suffered a triceps injury during the bout, having to stay out of the scene for six to eight months.

In WWE Edge has won the World Heavyweight Championship a record seven times, the WWE Championship four times, the Intercontinental Championship five times, the United States Championship once, the WWF/World Tag Team Championship a record twelve times, and the WWE Tag Team Championship twice.

He is WWE's 14th Triple Crown Champion and 7th Grand Slam Champion. He also won the King of the Ring tournament in 2001, was the first Money in the Bank ladder match winner in 2005, and won the Royal Rumble match in 2010, making him the first wrestler in history to achieve all three of those accomplishments.

He headlined multiple pay-per-view events for WWE (including WrestleMania XXIV) and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Christian in 2012. He appeared on the Syfy series Haven as recurring character Dwight Hendrickson, and as recurring character, Ketill Flatnose, in the fifth season of Vikings.

Speaking on Busted Open Radio, the Canadian superstar discussed the growth of social media in recent years.

Edge on the social media

“Here’s what I have to get used to. The last time I wrestled, there wasn’t social media to the extent that there is now.

To the extent where people seem to treat it like it’s the Holy Grail not understanding that it’s probably two percent of the audience. So in the grand scheme of things, not that big a deal, but it’s still there, and for me what I found it was like people complaining about the length of it.

You know what? We just went out and worked. We had to entirely switch everything up on the day because of the time of the day it was actually being shot. So we just went and worked. Didn’t say two words to each other. Just fought.

What I found interesting is that people were complaining about the length of the match, yet they were probably the same people that for nine years were saying, you got to come back. You’ve got to come back. You got to come back.

You can do this. You can do this. You can do this. OK, I’m back, and now you’re going to complain about the length of my first match?” - Edge explained.