This week on SmackDown, Edge is set to collide with his close friend Sheamus, marking a significant matchup for the veteran wrestler. Despite their camaraderie, this will be the first time Edge steps into the ring against Sheamus, offering fans an intriguing encounter. However, amid this anticipation, rumors are circulating that this might also mark the end of Edge’s wrestling journey.
The WWE Hall of Famer, aged 49, has embarked on an unprecedented comeback that many deemed impossible. After nearly a decade away from the ring due to injuries, Edge’s current stint in WWE has been nothing short of remarkable. Eager to conclude his career on his terms, Edge is eyeing a fitting retirement.
Speculations were recently stirred by Dave Meltzer’s remarks on Wrestling Observer Radio, hinting that Edge might retire following his SmackDown match. Meltzer suggested that Edge’s aspiration was to retire in Toronto, and this SmackDown event could be his last opportunity for a while.
“I think the idea was that Edge thought that maybe SummerSlam was gonna be in Toronto and was hoping for that, and then that would be where he would retire. Because he wants to retire in Toronto, and this is the year he was talking about retiring, for real, the second retirement.“
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“This is the last Toronto show for a while, I mean, there’ll be another one. So I don’t know if this is the retirement, they’re not billing it as such, but his trainer said that it’s probably his last match.”
However, a reliable source from the WWE creative team revealed that there are no immediate plans for Edge’s retirement post this Friday’s SmackDown. Although his Toronto clash against Sheamus carries significance, it won’t signify the end of his career.
We’ve heard the rumor that Edge might retire after his match on SmackDown with Sheamus this week.
We have confirmed with creative team mebers that is not the case, and Edge is not retiring.
— Steve Carrier (@steve_carrier) August 16, 2023
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While Edge has not been a consistent presence since his victory over Grayson Waller in SmackDown’s Madison Square Garden episode on July 7th, it’s important to note that he remains engaged in his WWE journey. Despite not being a full-time performer, Edge’s tenure in WWE is far from concluded.
As the wrestling community ponders the prospect of Edge’s potential retirement, the ongoing journey of the wrestling icon continues to captivate fans’ attention.