Edge: What You Should Know About This WWE SmackDown Star
Edge is a retired professional wrestler and actor. He was born Adam Copeland, and he has been in the ring since 1994. Edge has won 22 titles during his career with WWE, including being an eight-time world champion. He also had a successful acting career after retiring from wrestling. Read on to find out more about this WWE Superstar!
Edge was born Adam Copeland, on October 30, 1973 in Windsor, Ontario. He moved to the Niagara region of Canada as a child and then to Orangeville, Ontario as a teenager. He enrolled at the University of Guelph but dropped out before he completed his degree.
There were only a few wrestling schools in Canada at this time and Edge’s high school wrestling coach introduced him to one of them.
Edge began working for WWE at its Deep South Wrestling territory from 1998 to 2000 before being promoted to World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as part of The Undertaker’s Ministry of Darkness faction.
In 2001 he then moved to WWF’s Raw brand, where he won his first WWE Championship. Edge was traded to the SmackDown brand in 2004 and joined the SmackDown faction of The Alliance during The Invasion.
Edge soon discovered that his real-life friend Matt Hardy had an affair with his wife Lita. This scripted feud turned into a heated rivalry that lasted for years. Although Edge won their first WWE Championship match in 2005, Hardy was the one to take the belt back in a steel cage rematch at Unforgiven that same year.
Edge went on to win 14 championships in his illustrious career with WWE before retiring in 2011. His last championship win was against Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship at the Royal Rumble.
Edge’s wrestling style is a technical wrestler with a flashy submission move set. He is known for the spear and his nickname, “The Ultimate Opportunist.” He uses a number of weapons in the ring as well as high impact moves such as the Edge-o-matic.
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Edge has had to deal with injuries throughout his career. He had surgery on his neck in 2006, which led him to retire from wrestling in 2011.
He announced his retirement on the April 11 episode of Raw saying “I am not going to wrestle anymore”. His last match was against Alberto Del Rio at WrestleMania 27 in Atlanta, Georgia on April 3, 2011.
After retiring from wrestling Edge has appeared on several TV shows, including Haven (2013) and Vikings (2015). He is currently part of Syfy’s superhero series “Superstition,” which will premiere in 2018.
Edge made his film debut in the 2006 WWE Studios production “The Condemned.” His second movie was another wrestling themed film, but this time a direct-to-DVD release called “Leprechaun: Origins.” In 2014 he took on a starring role, along with Christian Slater and Vinnie Jones, in “Lockdown.”
Edge has been a part of many charities and foundations. He is the honorary chairman for the Toronto Sun Children’s Fund and an active supporter of Fight for Hope and Little Kids Rock, which provides musical instruments to children in disadvantaged areas.
Awards and Accomplishments
Edge has won 22 titles during his career with WWE, including being an eight-time world champion.
He’s also had a successful acting career after retiring from wrestling, appearing in two films: Blade Trinity and See No Evil 2.
Edge was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012. He was also the 2016 Class of the International Sports Hall of Fame.