The WWE Hall of Fame ceremony on March 31st is fast approaching, and the highlight of course will be the induction of multiple-time world champion Edge.
When he debuted in 1998, Edge became an instant sensation in the WWE, and when he became a singles competitor, his popularity soared to the stratosphere.
But spinal stenosis, a career-ending neck injury that is common among professional wrestlers, stopped this iconic WWE superstar from performing in the ring.
In a recent interview with the Miami Herald, Edge sat down with Scott Fishman and spoke about various aspects of his career as well as other topics.
Here are some excerpts from that interview:
Edge comments on being the youngest WWE Hall of Fame Inductee:
I assumed it would probably happen, I didn't think it would happen a year after I retired, which was a huge compliment and humbling in that respect. I thought 'Oh wow, they thought enough of me that a year after they want to put me in.' I was 37 when they asked, so it's weird going in.
However, it was one of those things that when it was announced officially two of the first texts I got were from Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels saying I totally deserved it. So if they were saying this, then I was cool with it. Anybody else can say what they want because they can't lace up their boots, so that kind of pushed those doubts aside pretty quick.
Edge comments on The Rock vs. John Cena Match at WrestleMania XXVIII:
That's a tough one. I don't know. I really don't. I do know that I will be watching as a fan because the place is just going to be nuts. It will be interesting to watch completely from a fan's perspective and not having any real involvement in the show.
That might be one of those instances where, 'I wish I was in there.' Having a feeling how that crowd is going to be, and it's going to be insane. That will probably be a moment where there will be those itches to get in and do it. I'm really looking forward to it because they do not like each other. You can just tell.
Edge started out in the WWE as a tag-team competitor and, teaming with his good friend Christian, captured the WWE Tag-Team Championship on several occasions.
His final match in the ring before his retirement was a World Heavyweight Championship match against Alberto Del Rio at WrestleMania XXVII, where he walked away the victor.
WWE fans will always miss Edge's great work in the ring and his phenomenal charisma. But his Hall of Fame induction will be a great way fans can forever remember his career and what he did for the WWE.
You can read the interview in it's entirety here.
Richard Boudreau has been a Syndicated Writer for the Bleacher Report since December 2011. He strives to write in a professional manner, and to ensure on the subject of professional wrestling, readers get the most up-to-date and informative information.
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