After his battle with Flair, Edge cashed in his MITB Briefcase and defeated a bloodied and battered John Cena to win his first major singles championship.
He would hold the gold for a few weeks before losing it to Cena at the Royal Rumble.
But Edge would not be denied the taste of the gold as he defeated Rob Van Dam and Cena in a Triple Threat Match later that year.
At the end of the year, Edge was on top of the world...but for how long?
After defeating Cena in Cena's hometown of Boston at Summerslam, Edge ended the era known as The Chain Gang Era and ushered in the Rated R Era of WWE.
He emphasized it by having his girlfriend Lita toss Cena's custom WWE Championship into the Long Island Sound and unveiled his new Rated R WWE Championship.
But Edge's war with Cena was far from over as he was tossed into the very same LI Sound later that night.
The two met up once again at Unforgiven in a TLC Match, a match that Edge lost in his hometown of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Following an interference from DX, Edge joined forces with Randy Orton in an effort to obliterate DX from WWE for good. They used every tactic necessary, including decimating the teacher of both members of DX, Ric Flair during a RAW broadcast.
The war finally ended at New Year's Revolution, and Edge began refocusing on reclaming the World Title.
Edge used his Ultimate Opportunist background to defeat Mr. Kennedy to lay claim to Kennedy's MITB Briefcase. 24 hours later, he waltzed into SmackDown, cashed it in and defeated The Undertaker to win his first World Heavyweight Championship.
After relinquishing the gold due to injury, he returned at Survivor Series and prevented The Undertaker from reclaiming the gold.
During that time, he was also involved with SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero. This allowed him to get right back into the title hunt, and at Armageddon, it paid off.
Thanks to the use of the title (again), Edge defeated both The Undertaker and Batista to win the World Heavyweight Championship once again.
Unfortunately, his Rated R lifestyle led to a sordid affair with wedding planner Alicia Fox, and as punishment, he was forced to face The Undertaker.
After a brief hiatus, Edge returned at Survivor Series to defeat Triple H and Vladimir Kozlov to become WWE Champion once again. He lost it a month later to Jeff Hardy, but thanks to Jeff's brother, Matt, Edge would win it again.
His finest hour of 2009 came when he lost the WWE Championship in an Elimination Chamber match at No Way Out...and snuck into the World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber Match to win the gold.
Sadly, he lost it at WrestleMania 25 to John Cena, but he will have one final chance to reclaim the gold at Backlash in a Last Man Standing Match.