WWE Tribute: A Letter to the Rated R Superstar, Edge

Jon FisherCorrespondent IISeptember 25, 2011

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)
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Dear Mr. Copeland,

For 13 years, you have captured the hearts of millions around the world with your spectacular wrestling ability and charismatic personality. I can say in my own experience, it has been a pleasure watching you for your entire career.

I can remember when you first started in 1998, you played a wandering bum who roamed the streets and entered through the crowd before each match. After that, you joined The Brood and that's how you met Christian.

We can thank Gangrel for the alliance that was presumably the best friendship in WWE history. After he betrayed you to form the new Brood with the Hardyz, you put on one of the best tag matches I have ever seen.

Remember at Wrestlemania 2000 when you battled the Hardyz and the Dudleyz in a triangle ladder match? Everyone certainly does, which that match led to the creation of the TLC match.

I could go down the list of the nicknames you have accrued: the Ultimate Opportunist, the Rated-R Superstar, the Master Manipulator, Mr. Money in the Bank, the Grand Puppetmaster and King Edge the Awesome.

Most fans cannot count the number of times you made us scream OMG. Of course the spear on Hardy off of the ladder at WM17. In case you forgot, here's a link.


I must ask you, how did it feel to spear Foley through the burning table?

After you dominated the tag-team division with your buddy Christian, the WWE Universe witnessed you dominating the singles division.

It was every kid’s dream to win just one world championship, but you managed to win it 11 times. Starting with that cash-in on John Cena at New Year's Revolution.

On that day in 2006, that began your rule of terror in World Wrestling Entertainment. I could go up and down the line with competitors, but you would probably get sick of reading that.

The only controversial thing you have done is getting with Vickie Guerrero. I mean, these days she is looking mighty fine. As for La Familia, let's just say she wasn't at her peak.

Before I forget, major props to you and Lita. What a catch, huh?

You had your times of excitement, but there were also instances of depression. When you hurt your neck, I was afraid you would never wrestle again. That neck injury came back to bite you this year, but it was a scary moment in 2003.

Edge, I must say you have been my favorite superstar for such a long time. It didn't matter what you were doing, I was always excited to hear "Metalingus" echo throughout the arena.


Without a doubt, your theme is the best of all-time. That might sound a little biased, but I don't care. Everything you did was just awesome. Speaking of awesome, you exemplified awesomeness.

If I ever see you in person, for the benefit of those with flash photography, I hope you and I, Jon Fisher and Edge, will pose for five seconds.

While tearing up writing this letter, to summarize your career in this business, it can only be with one word: Awesome.

You have been everywhere and accomplished everything, that your career is complete. Although it ended a bit too early, I have no regrets watching you for the last time at Wrestlemania 27.

It started with a match against Jose Estrada Jr. and ended with a win against Alberto Del Rio at Wrestlemania.

I know I can speak for every WWE fan, when I say please take care. We all love and miss you very much.

Thank you, Edge.



A beloved Edgehead.


Thank you all for joining me in this tribute. I appreciate any feedback that I receive. Have a great Sunday everyone.


“For the benefit of those with flash photography...”