WWE: Edge's 5 Most Memorable Moments

John Nizinski@@jniz73Analyst IIIAugust 18, 2012

WWE: Edge's 5 Most Memorable Moments

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    Here is the second installment of my weekly article that features the five most memorable moments of past and present WWE wrestlers. Last week we looked at Stone Cold Steve Austin's career. This time we will look at the Rated R Superstar, Edge.

    Edge has had an interesting career that has recently come to an end. While it may have been cut short because of an injury, Edge still was able to deliver some great moments in his Hall of Fame career.

    Here are the five most memorable moments in Edge's career. 

Honorable Mention: 5 Second Pose

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    Edge was such a special superstar because of his versatility. He played a great sadistic heel, but also was able to make WWE fans laugh.

    Edge and Christian were one of the most entertaining tag teams of all time and their five second pose segments always was a hit with the fans.

    "For the benefit of those with flash photography," check out which Edge moments made the top five.

5. Wins the First Money in the Bank Match

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    I preferred the Money in the Bank match at WrestleMania, which is where it started. The first Money in the Bank match took place at WrestleMania 21.

    The idea of someone winning the match then having a contract that allows them to have a title match whenever they want was very intriguing. Fans were excited to see who would win the match and get that opportunity.

    After a very exciting match between Edge, Chris Jericho, Christian, Chris Benoit, Shelton Benjamin and Kane, Edge won.

    The match included moments that were never seen before, and it was very significant that Edge was the winner. What made it even better were the months that followed with Edge carrying the MITB briefcase.

4. Surprise Return at the Royal Rumble in 2010

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    In the WWE, the crowd's reaction is referred to as a "pop." In interviews, wrestlers often recollect on the pop that they get from the crowd in specific moments.

    There may not have been a bigger pop in Edge's career than the one he got at the Royal Rumble in 2010.

    Edge returned after being out of action for almost a year because of a torn Achilles tendon. These are the best moments in professional wrestling because of the surprise factor.

    I guarantee that Edge will never forget the pop that fans gave him that night.

3. First WWE Championship

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    Anyone with aspirations of being a professional wrestler envisions themselves holding up the WWE Championship. 

    In Edge's high school year book, he was voted "most likely to win a WWE Championship." So when he cashed in his Money in the Bank contract and beat John Cena at New Years Revolution in 2006 and won the WWE Championship, that actually came true.

    Edge made a name for himself as apart of a tag team, but he proved he was just as good as a single's competitor and as a champion. That was never more true than when he won and held the WWE Championship.

    This match gave Edge his nickname as the "Ultimate Opportunist."

2. Headlining WrestleMania 24

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    It is every wrestlers dream to headline WrestleMania. Edge got that opportunity when he tried to end Undertaker's undefeated streak at WrestleMania 24.

    This match was very exciting and better than many expected. The two had great chemistry in the ring and the match went back and forth.

    This is among the best matches in both Undertaker and Edge's careers. It was more important for Edge because this helped solidify him as a WWE legend.

1. WrestleMania 17: TLC Match

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    One of the most entertaining and greatest matches in WrestleMania history was the tag team TLC match between Christian and Edge, the Hardy Boyz and the Dudley Boyz.

    This match had six superstars who were trying to make a name for themselves and every second was exciting.

    The most memorable moment of the match came when Edge delivered a spear off the top of a ladder to Jeff Hardy, who was hanging from the belts. The combination of the flashing cameras, Jim Ross' commentary and the shear danger of the move is what makes it so special.