Will Edge sign with AEW? Former Edge rival provides candid opinion on the burning topic circulating the internet

One of WWE’s most decorated superstars, Adam Copeland, aka Edge has finally hung up his boots on SmackDown last week. After weeks of it being rumoured that The Rated-R Superstar would retire from wrestling, he seemingly confirmed it in a video that his contract with WWE expires after August 18 and that last week’s SmackDown would be his final show of his career in WWE. However recently, rumours are circulating that The Ultimate Opportunist might not be done with wrestling after all.

Edge had an illustrious 25-year run in WWE. He initially retired in 2011 due to a life-threatening neck injury. He eventually made his long-awaited return to wrestling in 2020, participating in the Men’s Royal Rumble. Since then, he had an amazing 3-year run at the company, during which time he formed The Judgement Day, a stable that quickly rose to popularity, reignited his feud with former partner Randy Orton and battled against other top stars of WWE like Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. His final match in WWE was against Sheamus, his longtime friend who he faced on SmackDown last week in Toronto, Canada.

Bubba Ray Dudley provides his take on Edge’s potential AEW switch

Ever since Edge retired from WWE last week on SmackDown, rumours have been circulating that the Hall of Famer might end up following his former tag team member, Christian and join AEW. His former rival, Bully Ray( fka Bubba Ray Dudley) shared his opinions on why he thinks that The Rated-R Superstar won’t be a good fit in AEW.

If Edge does end up joining AEW, he won’t be the first of his generation to do so. His former rivals, Matt and Jeff Hardy have also joined the promotion and established themselves as top stars. Also, Edge’s former partner, Christian also joined AEW and is currently a massive heel on the brand. It’s interesting to note that at one point, Edge & Christian, Matt & Jeff Hardy, aka The Hardy Boyz and The Dudley Boyz used to be huge rivals. And now, Bully Ray provided his thoughts on the rumours of Edge joining AEW. He said that according to him, The Rated-R Superstar has become a homegrown WWE talent and that the company may not even let him cross over.

“I would be really shocked if a homegrown WWE talent in Edge – WWE is not just letting this guy go. So many people are begging this guy to make the jump over to AEW. Personally, I don’t think that’s the right fit … I think Edge is one of those guys that should be a WWE lifer”, said Bully Ray.

Edge’s wrestling future up in smoke as of now

After his contract with WWE expired last week, the future of The Ultimate Opportunist is up in smoke as of now. Although several rumours have been circulating that the Hall of Famer may end up joining AEW, it’s not a completely feasible direction for him.

Edge has said in a video last week that with each passing year,  it’s getting harder for him to perform in the ring. He is about to turn 50 this October and although he is unsure about his future, he wants to retire from wrestling for now. The Rated-R Superstar has also talked about this matter in an interview before, where he proclaimed that he would wrestle for one year more at best. Therefore, we can conclude that the rumours of him showing up at AEW’s All In this Sunday are less likely to happen. The upcoming event is currently close to selling out, accommodating over 80,000 fans.

Given his physical health, it would be in Edge’s best interest to retire from wrestling altogether, as advised by his doctors. Despite his retirement from in-ring competition, we hope to see him around in WWE a few times in the future.


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