There have been clouds of doubt about the WWE Hall Of Famer – Edge retiring from the world of professional wrestling. The last episode of Friday Night SmackDown hinted at a possible retirement for Edge on his 25th anniversary. But, now, the star himself has given clarity on the matter.
The Rated R Superstar was recently in an interview with ET Canada where he dropped the bomb about his retirement. “This is the last match on my current contract,” he said, talking about his match against Sheamus this Friday. Edge was, however, unsure, if he would retire from the world of pro wrestling after the same.
“I probably won’t know until I get to the locker room that night and decompress, let all the anxiety and tension that I never used to have before I performed, I have now,” said The Rated R Superstar. Edge will celebrate his 50th birthday this October which puts a question on his fitness at this age. He had bid farewell to WWE for 11 years before he returned at the 2020 Royal Rumble.
The love and passion that Edge has for pro wrestling is what keeps him stuck in the industry. Going through a life-threatening injury in 2011, any other star would never have thought to make his return other than The Master Manipulator. However, he did leave and the WWE Universe shouted at the top of their lungs as they witnessed probably the most surprising returns in the world of professional wrestling.
Is Sheamus the best man to retire Edge?
The Rated R Superstar will face Sheamus on the upcoming episode of Friday Night SmackDown. As the episode celebrates his 25th anniversary, the day will also mark the end of his current contract with WWE. Fans have prepared themselves to bid yet another goodbye to the Rated R Superstar. However, with such a glorious career at hand, is Sheamus the best man to retire Edge?
The Irish Superstar has been a good performer in his 21-year career run. However, looking at Edge’s career, it has excelled beyond comparison to Sheamus. The 49-year-old star has had the best rivalries in WWE with stars such as Christan Cage and John Cena. Him facing Sheamus for his retirement match, would not be as glorious as his glistening career.
In addition to this, the Rated R Superstar has set the standards for himself with spine-chilling action and villainous character in the ring. The Stamford-based promotion had the opportunity to let him grace the stage for the last time while he stayed in character. The WWE Universe had pitched to let him face a heel such as Finn Balor or Rhea Ripley with a dark storyline for his last match.