Now That Edge Is Injured, What Happens Now With WWE?

Connor GreenCorrespondent IJuly 5, 2009

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15:  World Heavyweight Champion Edge walks to the ring during WWE Smackdown at Acer Arena on June 15, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Gaye Gerard/Getty Images)

As we all know by now, Adam Copeland, aka Edge, was seriously injured at a WWE house show Friday. Doctors say Copeland tore an Achilles tendon, a serious injury that will likely keep him out until next year.

The injury occurred when Edge planted his foot wrong and landed akwardly.

After the injury, Edge got on the mic and apologized for having to cut the match short.

This injury came just five days after Edge won the Unified Tag Team Championships alongside Chris Jericho at The Bash last Sunday.

The question now is what happens to Chris Jericho and the Unified Tag titles? Better yet, what happens to SmackDown in general?

Jeff Hardy, a current Smackdown main eventer, only has a few weeks left on his contract and is undecided on whether or not to renew it. If Hardy chooses not to renew his contract, then who will challenge CM Punk for the World Title with no Edge or Hardy around?

There are a few solutions. First off, WWE could have Jericho simply drop his half of the Tag titles and feud with Punk. However, with WWE apparently trying to make Punk heel, it's hard to imagine Jericho feuding with him.

If that doesn't work out, then why not go ahead and push John Morrison? He and Punk work well together, and we already know that the two can have a nice feud.

Heck, why not throw Rey Mysterio in there? Sure, he'll probably be Intercontinental champion for a while, but that doesn't mean he can't challenge for the World title. He probably won't win it, but it would help fill in the void while Edge is gone.

As far as the Tag Team championships go, the possibilities are endless here.

The easy way out is to just have Jericho find a replacement for Edge. Dolph Ziggler perhaps?

However, a better way, in my opinion, is to settle it is to have a Tag Team tournament that culminates at the Night of Champions on July 26.

It could feature Legacy, The Colons, The Hart Dynasty and Cryme Tyme, along with  anyone else that WWE might want to put in.

No matter what happens either way, this is a huge blow to the WWE.


What do you think the WWE will do? Type what you think in the comment section below.