WWE Smackdown: Tonight, We Say Goodbye to Edge

Micheal RobinsonSenior Analyst IIApril 15, 2011

I wanted to start this article off by saying, I am parched and could use a soda, because sodas rule!

Tonight, we say goodbye to Edge.

I should say that it isn't goodbye forever, because his in-ring memories will live on. Also, we know that Edge will always be loyal and involved with the WWE in some capacity.

Whether you attended Smackdown, read a spoiler, or watched a spoiler clip, tonight is still special.  

I never read Smackdown spoilers, but I couldn't help it this week; I wanted to make sure this was real.  I refuse to watch a spoiler clip or read Twitter tonight, because I know Smackdown airs at different times for everyone.

I will sit down in my living room tonight, watch Edge's send off, and take it all in.

While it is easy to be sad at the situation, I think it is a great time to remember Edge's career and all of the amazing moments.  A lot of them funny, some serious and controversial at times, Edge has left a lasting footprint in the WWE.

When I look back on all of the special moments, the one that stands out to me the most is Edge and Christian, perched atop a table held up by two ladders at Wrestlemania 16 during the Tag Team Championships.

Because there are so many funny moments from Edge, it's hard to choose a favorite.   My favorite has to be when Christian was playing the kazoo and Edge was singing Triple H's theme song, "it's my time, it's my time!"

Edge's successful WWE career stands for hope and the ability to do anything you set your mind to.

Newcomers such as The Miz, John Morrison, and Sheamus look to come from a non-wrestling background and succeed in the professional wrestling business.

Edge's story and career is one of a kind and, I seriously doubt, will ever be duplicated.

A boy from Canada with big dreams, a lifelong fan of the WWE, grew into a man and multi-time champion before our eyes.

Edge is an 11-time World Champion (seven world heavyweight, four WWE championships), 12-time WWE Tag Team Champion, five-time Intercontinental Champion, two-time WCW Tag Team Champion, and one-time WCW United States Champion.

A total of 31 championships won during his thirteen-year career with the WWE. Unbelievable.

I am speechless when it comes to describing how special Edge's career was, and how shocking and hard it is to accept that it's over.

Most wrestling fans knew he would be hanging it up, but I don't think many expected it to be this soon.

It does go to show how smart Edge is, accepting the fact that he can go out on top rather than risk more serious injuries in the future.

We keep hearing how Edge has a tremendous mindset for the wrestling business, and he will always be around.

I know he will be around and I look forward to the day his music hits again.

On this day, I think all of us see a bit more clearly that Edge is going to be a special person that the WWE universe will never forget.

Thank you Edge.