WrestleMania 37: Edge Returns and Resurrects the Rated R Superstar 10 Years After His Retirement
In WWE, WrestleMania is the culmination of months of stories. It’s where feuds come to an end, new stars emerge, and legends resurface. Adam Copeland, better known as Edge, is one of the returning legends.
Edge will enter the weekend challenging for the Universal Championship, his first title bout in a decade, after an unexpected and near-miracle return at last year’s Royal Rumble.
Copeland recently told Washington Newsday, “I’m trying to make sure I soak all of this in and really sit in the pocket of this because I didn’t believe this would happen again.” “I don’t want to look past it; I don’t want to get caught up in the whirlwind that is WrestleMania season, because it’s easy to lose sight of how incredible this profession isâ€”let alone the fact that I had it snatched away from me for nine years and then reclaimed it. I’m just trying to take it all in.”
Copeland’s wrestling career came to an abrupt end ten years ago. Copeland, who had a history of neck ailments and had previously undergone surgery, sustained another during the match after successfully defending the World Heavyweight Championship against Alberto Del Rio at WrestleMania 27. It eventually necessitated a second operation.
Copeland appeared on the April 11, 2011 broadcast of Monday Night RAW to relinquish the title and announce his retirement, just 24 hours after receiving the injury.
“It was an odd period since I wasn’t doing it on purpose. Copeland told Washington Newsday, “I was informed I didn’t have a choice and this was it.” “As a result, you’re forced to make a decision quite rapidly. Like, ‘OK, there’s no choice in this matter. I’d better wrap my mind around this, otherwise, emotionally, this is not going to be a healthy thing.’”
Copeland explained that having the option of wrestling again taken away from him actually made it easier to cope with the fact that he wouldn’t be able to do what he’s known his entire adult life.
The then-37-year-old didn’t have to think about whether he could still wrestle. Now, he said he can look back at that time of his life and find comfort in knowing that he tried and left it all out there in the. This is a brief summary.