Few imagined that Edge would make his return to the ring after the serious injuries that had affected him during his last 'stint' in WWE. Speaking in the recent episode of the WWE Untold show which aired on WWE Network, the Canadian phenomenon recalled his frustration when he was forced to hand over the WWE title to John Cena at the 2006 Royal Rumble.
On January 8, 15 years ago, 'The Rated-R-Superstar' used his briefcase to clinch his first WWE title in 'New Year's Revolution' However, his glory did not last long, having been forced to deprive himself shortly after at Rumble.
Edge will challenge for the WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania
“That defeat to John Cena drove me crazy because I felt I had done everything possible to prove that I was a worthy champion. Speaking with Mick Foley, I realized that he was willing to help me, he really wanted me to change the perception of the fans towards me and finally be recognized as the main event athlete”- he said.
Edge and Foley, therefore, faced off at WrestleMania 22, to certify that the Canadian was not just a transition champion. “The crazy thing is that Edge had already showcased his incredible talent. The matches he had played with the Hardyz, the Dudleyz, had been second to none.
That meeting at WrestleMania would have given me the chance to redeem myself, while he could have established himself as the new WWE prospect "- explained Mick. During his time with WWE, Edge has helped many talents emerge.
One of these is undoubtedly Matt Cardona - better known as Zack Ryder - capable of winning the Intercontinental and US titles. “Edge was one of the first to push me, he made me believe I could make it into this industry.
Everything I have learned from him will be with me forever. I was always sitting in the front row in the main events against The Undertaker and Batista”. Edge won the Royal Rumble earlier this year after returning to the ring from a tricep injury.
It gave The Ultimate Opportunist the right to challenge for the world title of his choosing at The Showcase of the Immortals. After a thorough evaluation of the situation, Edge picked Roman Reigns as his opponent. However, the match was subject to change.
After some dispute regarding the match at Fastlane, Daniel Bryan was also thrown into the mix. As it stands, the WWE Universal Championship match at WrestleMania will be Edge vs. Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan.