Originally published at Edge confirms end date of WWE contract, says he is ‘torn’ about the future
Edge has confirmed in an interview that his contract with WWE expires at the end of September and that he is “torn” about what is next.
He was speaking with Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert on Sportsnet’s The Fan ‘Morning Show’.
During the interview, which was conducted on Thursday, Edge also said that the doctors who disqualified him from competing are “still dumbfounded” at his recovery.
After talking a little about Toronto sports, Edge was asked about his excitement ahead of SmackDown. He said:
It’s all the cliches, it really is. I’ve had so many, you know, what would seem storybook cliches happen to me over the years. I look at it and 25 years with WWE, like, that’s about four lifetimes, because wrestling life is in dog years.
And man, I just looked back to the beginning and it all just kind of unfolds in your brain. So to be here, to have it commemorated in Toronto, obviously is just insanely special to me, because Toronto’s where it all started.
I trained down in Jameson Avenue at Sully’s Gym and knocked around Toronto while I was trying to cut my teeth and get experience and try to do this thing. It all is just really surreal at times.
My girls are flying up with me and my life’s gonna be there, college friends, my high school friends, public school friends. I really want it to be a celebration and the fact that I get to work with Sheamo — he’s a guy that’s been with the company about 15 years and we’ve never had that one-on-one match.
We’re very close, very tight. Everything I said on our show on Friday is true. He was the catalyst for me getting this career back and getting this last chapter back and getting it to see it out on my terms. He’s the reason I got it back. So to share it with him as well is, it’s just really cool.
I don’t know how to say it. I’m just so ecstatic and, but I’m also going to be relieved when I get back to the locker room and can just take a deep breath.
Edge was then asked whether he had one most rewarding moment in his career.
I mean, maybe because it’s so recent, but the return at the Royal Rumble is going to top everything, and I think that’s just always going to be the case because it just wasn’t supposed to happen. You know, the surgeons and the ones who medically disqualified me are still kind of dumbfounded how it is happening. So I think just to conquer that challenge honestly, for me personally, that makes it the top of the list, because if you watch that back when I come to the ring, that’s Adam Copeland.
That’s unvarnished, no filter. You’re seeing everything go across this guy’s face that started watching this at 10 years old and dreamed of doing it and drew in art class his gear that he was going to wear to the ring and, you know, who would map out and start imagining ideas for matches against certain wrestlers and the teacher would call on him and like, “Oh, sorry, I was just thinking about a match versus Owen Hart”. I’m that kid, so that moment to get all of that back and kind of grasp it, you can see it all in my eyes and that will always be the most special thing for me, I think.
At the end of the conversation, Edge confirmed that his contract with WWE was about to expire and that the match with Sheamus was the last on that contract. He was asked whether he had thought about what is next.
I can’t say I haven’t thought about it. I have for sure. But I realized I haven’t come to any conclusions. And I’m kind of torn, honestly, because I don’t want to do this to the point where I don’t feel like I’m able to have the output that I want.
Only I know how I feel when I’m deep into a match and go, “Oh, man, okay. I didn’t do enough cardio.” Or, “Man, I did all that cardio and I still feel this way”. So that’s why I really want to collect myself after this thing, take a just a big old deep breath and just decide what that is.
You know, my contract’s up at the end of September. This is my last contracted match, so I have a lot of decisions to make but I can’t do it now. I think I’ve almost got to see how Friday goes in a weird way.
I know that’s not a clear answer but I don’t have it yet.