This week Edge has been talking to Justin Barrasso from Sports Illustrated about main eventing WrestleMania and how he didn’t know if Christian was going to be in the Rumble until a few days before the PPV.
He got cleared a couple of months ago, and I was among only a few people who were privy to that. We didn’t know for sure that he was going to be in the Rumble until the Friday before. I was driving to his place to stay with him for the weekend, and that’s when we found out this was going to happen.
We looked at each other and I said, ‘We’re both going to do this together again.’ We’ve had this fairy-tale friendship. I remember talking with Chavo [Guerrero], and he mentioned thinking that I’d met Christian and become friends with him while in wrestling. No, we met in the sixth grade. We grew up together saying we were going to do this. And no matter what we’ve done separately, it’s always circled back to the two of us together, just like it did at the Rumble.
Edge was forced to retire back in 2011 due to neck injuries and never thought he’d wrestle again. However, after a nine years away he made his return to the ring in 2020 at the Royal Rumble event. Then this year, after entering the Rumble at number one, he won the match and a WrestleMania title shot.
I’ve been pinching myself for the past year. Wrestling was taken away from me nine years ago. I think I transitioned away in a healthy manner. I fell in love with acting, and I’ve had a lot of fun doing that. But to get my first love back? And once again craft stories within the confines of the wrestling world? I am savoring every moment of it.
Edge has made sure that all three current champions across the brands know he’s not decided who he’ll be coming for. Whether he’ll challenge WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, Universal Champion Roman Reigns, or NXT Champion Finn Bálor is for him to decide.
You need to start with Finn Bálor. He’s operating on an entirely different level in the ring right now than I’ve ever seen him perform. I love what he’s doing. With Finn, the story would be two guys who have wrestled all over the world, but never been in the same place at the same time. That’s very appealing to me.
And Drew, he’s taken such a rocky road to get where he is, but he fought through everything to get here. A character like Edge would really respect Drew, so that type of match would be a different story and emotion, one based on mutual respect and who is the better man.
Roman has really found his groove. This is the guy I always knew he was. The handcuffs have been taken off, he’s being allowed to let this side out. Now you can see it and you can feel it. Knowing the kind of story we could create, I salivate over that. So look all those three options. I’m in a position where I feel like I can’t go wrong.
We’ll possibly get more of an update from Edge in these next few days, Elimination Chamber is coming up on Sunday 21st February and both McIntyre and Reigns will be defending their titles. The full card can be seen here!