Must: Edge May Need The Mania Win More Than Del Rio

RiZESenior Writer IFebruary 19, 2011

The Rated R Superstar has been World Champion on ten different occasions. What makes this reign different from the others is that Edge is a face.

His past title reigns have been labeled short or plagued by unfortunate circumstances. When analyzing each reign, all are flawed in some sort of way.

The first lasted three weeks after a MITB Cash in. The second ended at the hands of John Cena after two months. The third ended after an injury that would sideline him for months. His fourth reign ended at the hands of Taker and the streak. The fifth reign ended after a Batista beat down and a CM Punk MITB cash in.

The sixth ended at the hands of the Charismatic Enigma. The seventh also ended at the hands of Jeff Hardy in the Elimination Chamber. The eighth was victim to John Cena at WrestleMania. The ninth ended in a ladder match against Jeff Hardy.

With all of these short title reigns, Edge has never been able to escape the transitional champion label.

Edge is almost two months into his current reign and I’m positive we all want Edge to have a good, long reign as the World Champion. Despite our pleas, there’s a huge problem arising on Smackdown.

There’s this guy named Alberto Del Rio.

He’s rising to the top of the WWE fast and it seems as if no one can stop his destiny. Some hope to delay it.

He won the Rumble and has a decided to face the World Champion at WrestleMania. Edge has an Elimination Chamber match coming up Sunday and although losing the title isn’t out of the question, it would ruin the seeds the WWE has already planted for this feud.

With Alberto Del Rio vs. Edge almost set and stone, there is another thing that has eluded Edge—a win at WrestleMania as the World Champion

Edge hasn’t won a match at WrestleMania since WrestleMania 22.

It’s been five long years since the Rated R Superstar has truly shined at Mania. It’s hard to believe Edge was undefeated at the event at one point.

While we all hope big things for Del Rio, Edge needs this title reign to continue and he needs to win a match at WrestleMania.

Not for the sake of us, but for the sake of the man whose body of work stretches over a decade.  The same man who has been hinting toward retirement for some time now.