Edge Talks About Being A Mentor To Younger WWE Superstars
Edge Has Discussed Being A Mentor To Younger WWE Superstars On The Roster
Edge may very well be nearing the end of his professional wrestling career, but it comes after decades worth of experience and success, and he has been passing down his wisdom to younger names on the WWE roster.
When speaking on After The Bell with Corey Graves, Edge detailed some of the joy he has had in his recent return to the ring, and being a mentor to those in the locker room;
“This is my first love, always has been, always will be. I love acting, not as much as I love being a wrestler and performing for WWE. For whatever reason, you can’t really explain it. It’s just there and you’re hooked. After nine years, to get it back. I had a list of guys that I was like, ‘I would love to work with some of these people, and if I can help some people along the way,’ to push the future forward.
“I’ve been able to check off a lot of those names on the list, and a lot of those names don’t need my help, but if they can pick up something, great. More than anything, I feel the mentorship in the locker room.”
Edge went on to further gives some specific examples of wrestlers who he has shared some wisdom on this business with;
“The locker room knows that I am a safe guy to go to, to pick my brain. I’m not sequestered to my own locker room. I change with everybody else. I put myself out there to say, ‘if you’re thinking of something, just come ask me.' Whether you want to try it after you ask, that’s up to you. Sitting there the other day with Carmelo (Hayes) and (Mustafa) Ali, we sat and talked for an hour and they just picked my brain.
“I loved it. It was so much fun and so nice to see these guys at that stage of their careers. I remember being at that stage and being oblivious as to what to do. How do I make this work here? I could wrestle and do moves, but that’s not going to cut it.”
Edge returned to WWE in 2020 after having previously been ruled out indefinitely with a career-ending neck injury. Since his return, he has main evented WrestleMania, won the Royal Rumble, and had some standout matches against the likes of Randy Orton and Seth Rollins.