On April 11, Edge (Adam Copeland) announced his retirement from in-ring WWE competition.
A number of Bleacher Report contributors have commented on the announcement, and I agree that the WWE should strive to keep Edge on television.
Edge has been an asset since debuting in 1998. After serving time in stables like the Brood and the Ministry of Darkness, Copeland went on to become a successful superstar and household name for many fans.
Edge was a loyal employee of the WWE during the Monday Night Wars and was rewarded with career highlights including winning the King of the Ring, Royal Rumble, WWE Tag Team Championship (twice), Intercontinental Championship (five times), World Heavyweight Championship (seven times) and WWE Championship (four times). He also won the retired World Tag Team Championship on 12 occasions.
Overall, Edge achieved unprecedented success as an in-ring competitor. He won over 30 championships and also a Money in the Bank ladder match.
Before Copeland stepped foot in a WWE ring, he was a radio broadcasting student at Toronto’s Humber College.
It is no secret that Edge has a radio voice. He's one of the best talkers in the WWE, and he famously hosted the “Cutting Edge” in-ring interview segment on WWE RAW.
The WWE has had many great color commentators on the RAW brand including Randy Savage, Ted DiBiase, Curt Henning and Jerry Lawler. Jesse Ventura and Gorilla Monsoon were also historic announcers for the WWE.
The WWE Universe would benefit if Edge stepped in for Michael Cole. Many viewers have never been fans of Cole’s work, and Copeland would be an asset for the announcing team.
Cole could move to full-time manager. The organization formerly featured many managers and valets, but the positions have faded out over the years.
Edge’s farewell tour started this month, but WWE fans can hope it is only the start of a transition for the Rated-R Superstar.