Edge Reveals How Long He Plans To Continue Wrestling
Edge realises he is in the winter of his career and retirement is on the horizon
WWE Hall of Famer Edge has conceded that the time he has left as an active in-ring competitor is short.
In an interview with Steven's Wrestling Journey (recorded in summer/fall 2021), The Rated-R Superstar said this regarding potential retirement:
"Won't be ten (years), definitely won't be ten. I doubt it'll be five, it's gonna be before that. I don't even think it's going to be three. I don't know, but I don't think it's going to be that long. I know the window is small".
Edge was forced to retire due to major neck injuries in 2011 while he was reigning as WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Speaking about his first retirement, Edge commented:
"It was such a mixed bag of emotions when they told me I had to retire. In a weird way, it made it easier. In a weird way because I wasn't having to make the decision on my own and go, 'How much more do I have left?'. That was taken out of the equation. It was still a shock. At that point, I thought, 'We're looking at three years, at the most'. and I'd retire by 40 years old. I was forced to retire at 37 and I didn't get the last three years to try and help some new talent along and I knew that's where I was at in my role.
"I was champ, but I knew that by younger guys challenging the champ and hanging with the champ, then it would help them going forward and maybe they could learn things like I learned. I look back now and think, 'it all worked out pretty good'. I was disappointed because I was just starting to work with Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre and guys like that and really enjoying it and their enthusiasm and excitement. I didn't get to see that through and that was disappointing to me. I was also in a lot of pain. I didn't fully grasp how much pain I was in until I got that second neck surgery and I realized I was in a lot rougher shape. There was a bit of relief."
The Ultimate Opportunist shockingly returned to the ring at Royal Rumble 2020 and has since gotten to work with a new crop of talent, including Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and, most recently, AJ Styles.