Edge fulfilled his wish by having an iconic last run in WWE after retiring in 2011 due to a neck injury. He made multiple appearances over the years on WWE programming but returned to in-ring action after making a surprise return at Royal Rumble 2020, which blew the roof off the arena.
The Rated-R-Superstar last wrestled on WWE television in August in a well-received match against his friend Sheamus, which was slated to be the last match of his current deal with WWE. Now that he’s been removed from the SmackDown intro, let’s explore the prospect of his future.
WWE fans noticed Edge was removed from the SmackDown opening video
Edge was inducted into the Hall of Fame the year following his retirement due to his stellar career in WWE as one of the leading faces of the Ruthless Aggression Era and defining a generation of tag-team wrestling. But it’s been noted by fans that he was removed from the SmackDown opening intro as the latest episode aired from Sacramento today.
This has fueled rumors of him joining their rival company AEW, with PWInsider reporting that Edge has been removed from WWE’s internal roster, a move that follows other reports suggesting he’s preparing to leave the company that gave him the platform to become a superstar. Fans have a good idea of where he’s going to go as his best friend Christian Cage is in the middle of an iconic run as a heel in the company.
WWE icon Edge to reportedly become a free agent on October 1st
The Rated-R-Superstar last wrestled in a WWE match in August in front of his home crowd, which seemed like a farewell to the company that launched him into popularity. As his entrance theme goes, he did get another chance to live the dream after retiring unexpectedly all those years ago. WWE contracts usually have a no-compete clause of 2 months, and there have been reports that Edge will be a free agent from October 1st.
Co-incidentally, AEW WrestleDream will take place on October 1st live from Seattle, Washington which has sent the rumor mill into overdrive as the timing is a match made in heaven. Christian Cage is set to defend his TNT Championship against Darby Allin in a 2 out of 3 falls match. Even though Edge had the perfect ending i.e. having his last match in front of his home crowd in Toronto with his wife and kids watching, the next chapter in the story of the Rated-R-Superstar is going to be fascinating to witness if it happens.
Who would you like to see Edge face in AEW? Feel free to share your opinions in the comments.