In a perplexing turn of events, WWE Hall of Famer Edge, known by his real name Adam Copeland, found himself in a puzzling situation as he was removed from the WWE internal roster, only to be swiftly reintroduced in a new role, leaving fans and insiders speculating about his future, particularly in light of the ongoing rumors linking him to rival promotion AEW.
Edge, who retired in 2011 due to a neck injury, made a sensational return to WWE at the Royal Rumble in 2020, igniting an unforgettable second chapter in his wrestling career. Since then, he has been working on a part-time basis, engaging in memorable feuds with wrestling luminaries such as Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, and Finn Balor.
However, the wrestling world was taken aback when Edge announced last month that his contract with WWE was coming to an end, culminating in his final WWE match against Sheamus on SmackDown. The speculation mill went into overdrive, with many pondering if Edge would make a surprising leap to All Elite Wrestling (AEW), where his close friend and former WWE tag team partner Christian currently plies his trade.
Adding to the enigma, Edge’s status on the WWE internal roster underwent a rollercoaster ride. Initially, he was removed from both the Raw and SmackDown rosters on WWE’s website, triggering further uncertainty about his next move. However, reports suggest that he has since been added back to the roster, albeit not as an active TV performer. He now resides on a “miscellaneous” talent list, alongside other WWE luminaries like The Undertaker, ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, Big E, Titus O’Neill, and Braun Strowman.
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This unique designation encompasses talents who are under WWE contract but are currently not actively performing on either TV series, often due to injuries or other commitments.
Despite the intrigue surrounding his status, Edge recently attempted to quell any rumors of discord between him and WWE, revealing that he has received a contract extension offer from the company. However, he remains uncertain about his future course of action, leaving fans and industry insiders eagerly awaiting his next move.
In Edge’s own words, “There’s nothing going on. There’s no hard feelings between me and WWE. I love WWE; it’s my dream gig. It’s all I ever wanted to do. I have a contract extension sitting in my inbox; I just don’t know what to do.”