Edge is one of the most titled wrestlers of all time, having won a total of thirty-one belts in WWF/E: in particular, he was eleven times world champion (seven times World Heavyweight Champion and four times WWE Champion), fourteen times champion of a couple of events (twelve times World Tag Team Champion and two times WWE Tag Team Champion), five times intercontinental champion and once the United States champion, making it the twelfth wrestler to complete the Grand Slam (new format); he also captured the King of the Ring (2001), Money in the Bank (2005), Royal Rumble (2010) and Bragging Rights Trophy (2010), making him the only fighter in the history of the federation to have achieved these results.
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Edge spoke about his triceps tear injury.
Edge on his injury
“It’s OK. You know, I look at injuries and ask myself, ‘How was it compared to the Achilles tear?’ [laughs].
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.
It’s a learning experience, too. The doctor that did the surgery said that there was a good chance my tricep was already partially torn going into the match, so I look at 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 said. “I knew. I took an RKO, and I felt a little nauseous and I got a cold sweat—not a h*t sweat. That’s generally when you know you’ve popped something.
It wasn’t all that painful in comparison to my neck pain over the years or compared to tearing both pecs or tearing my Achilles. I just thought, ‘I might have torn it a little bit,’ and then I found out I tore it completely off the bone. I gauge everything to the pain of tearing my Achilles, so not a lot can compare" - he concluded.