Edge was the star of the 2021 Royal Rumble, having won the royal contest for the second time in his career nine years after what appeared to be his definitive retirement from wrestling. The Canadian veteran is expected to take part in the WrestleMania 37 main event, which will take place over two evenings with the likely presence of a slice of the public in the arena.
According to rumors leaked recently, the former heavyweight champion has signed a multi-year contract with WWE, which is why fans should be able to admire 'The Rated-R-Superstar' until at least 2023. Responding to Matty Paddock in a conference call following his Rumble triumph, Edge revealed his plans for the future and also talked about his retirement.
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“It is not easy to answer this question, especially at my age. What I can say is that I will not attempt to remain pathologically and stubbornly in the ring. I don't want to be that kind of guy.
It is not my intention to excessively lengthen my career and take away space for young promises. I could do it, but that's not my goal. I have to be honest with myself and with others, I don't want to lie about my future.
The opinion of my inner circle will also be important, I have enormous trust in my family and my closest friends. If Beth Phoenix says to me, 'You're making a fool of yourself', then it's time to quit. Obviously, it would be better not to go that far,” Edge explained.
The WWE Hall of Famer revealed why he insisted so hard to wage a feud with Randy Orton upon his return. “I needed to see where you were - and Randy is the perfect yardstick for figuring out where you are. We have the right chemistry, the story we need, so it was perfect to start there.
Although there was an ocean of opponents ready for the challenge, I just wanted Randy”. Corey Graves’ After The Bell podcast featured a segment in which he revealed if he was in favor of something in the wrestling news.
Discussing John Cena’s comment, Graves suggested that the WWE veteran could be tricking fans into believing that he will not return. Last year, Edge made similar comments before he appeared in the 2020 WWE Royal Rumble match.
“Let me answer this as eloquently as I possibly can. Hell no, I don’t buy it because it should be John Cena at WrestleMania in some capacity. There’s a lot of truth to what he’s saying. It makes sense, I understand it, but there’s also a guy who as recently I believe the day of the Royal Rumble last year… told everybody he’s not coming back under any circumstances.
Edge, yeah, the guy who just won the Royal Rumble, did the same thing, man. It’s throwing people off the trail”.