Retired WWE Hall of Famer Edge Feels Like He Could Wrestle a Match 'Tomorrow'

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistAugust 16, 2019

Wrestler Edge attends the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe, Tuesday, March 31, 2009, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Charles Sykes/Associated Press

After mixing it up with Elias at SummerSlam, WWE Hall of Famer Edge believes he is still capable of working a match.

Edge speared Elias during the SummerSlam Kickoff Show in his home country of Canada, marking his first in-ring physicality since retiring in 2011 because of a neck injury.

While Edge doesn't feel the WWE medical staff would clear him to wrestle a match, he said Friday on E&C's Pod of Awesomeness (h/t Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet) that he thinks he could do it if called upon: "To be perfectly honest, I think I could do a match tomorrow. I might be blown up but I'd be OK. It's just from what I know with the WWE medical staff, they won't allow. It is what it is, right?"

The Rated-R Superstar added that he has learned a lot about what he can and can't do physically since retiring: "When I first found out, and with my retirement speech, I said what I knew at that point. I've since learned a lot more and know what my limitations actually are. Hitting a spear isn't one of them."

While Edge's spear on Elias was unpredictable given how much he has been protected during on-screen appearances since retiring, the huge reaction he garnered was expected. The 45-year-old noted that he didn't know about the spot until 15 minutes before the show opened.

Edge said he is considering stem cell treatment and was told by a doctor that he could get his neck "relatively healthy" within five years. Given that information, Edge is fairly confident he could compete in one more match: "Just from the stuff I've experienced in the last eight years and the things I've done physically, it's like 'I could pull off one.' I'm not saying I go back and do a year's worth."

When Edge abruptly retired in 2011, it was among the most shocking moments in wrestling. He was world heavyweight champion at the time and was forced to relinquish the title.

Edge still stands as one of the most decorated Superstars in WWE history, as he is a 12-time world champion, 14-time tag team champion, five-time intercontinental champion and a one-time winner of the Royal Rumble, Money in the Bank and King of the Ring.

If he were to return for one more match, it would undoubtedly be a huge deal that would likely generate some interest among lapsed fans.

There are countless dream matches on the table for him, such as a spear vs. spear battle against Roman Reigns, a clash with Seth Rollins or a meeting with fellow Canadian Kevin Owens.

Although it is seemingly unlikely that WWE will clear him for an actual match, Daniel Bryan was allowed to come back on a full-time basis after being forced into retirement because of head injuries, so it may not be completely off the table.

It stands to reason that WWE could try to get Edge to wrestle on its next Saudi Arabia shows since legends have been used regularly at those events, but an Edge return would be fitting for WrestleMania as well.

     

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