Edge Addresses Report Of WWE Declining To Re-Sign Him

This past Friday saw Edge compete in the final match of his current WWE contract against Sheamus, causing speculation to run wild regarding his in-ring future. More fuel was added to that fire when Pro Wrestling Torch reported last night that WWE declined to re-sign him due to the amount it would take to retain the WWE Hall of Famer and that some within the company now believe he is headed to AEW.

Edge, real name Adam Copeland, took to social media this morning to address the report directly after receiving concerned messages from fans, friends and family alike. In a new video posted to X (formerly Twitter), Copeland discussed the report’s contents, his match with Sheamus on SmackDown and the goal of his wrestling career moving forward.

“Good morning everybody. This is how I look in the morning, it’s not pretty, but I need my coffee for this,” Edge started. “So I woke up to a bunch of voicemails, texts and everything from actual friends and family, wondering what’s going on and concerned and blah, blah, blah. So I just figured I’d better address it.

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 didn’t come at them with some crazy contract or anything and they didn’t deny me the contract extension sitting in my inbox. I just don’t know what to do. The first time I had to retire, it was forced and this time the choice is in my lap and it’s a lot harder.

You know, WWE gave me that night, Friday night in Toronto, and it was the best night of my career,” Copeland continued. “A lot of people will say you should retire WrestleMania or this or that, but it’s not their career. Friday night was really special for me and I don’t know if that can be topped, to be perfectly honest.

If we think we can, then great but I need to sit with it. Just know that whatever it is that I do, whether it’s Percy Jackson which is coming up soon or it’s wrestling or it’s sitting in my rocking chair, it’s because I’m having fun and having fun at this stage of my life and raising my kids are the two most important things. So hope that clears stuff up, I’m gonna go back to my coffee, see ya.”

Outside of wrestling, Edge is keeping busy with a career in acting. He’s set for a starring role as Ares in the upcoming Percy Jackson and the Olympians series on Disney+ which is expected to release next year. Copeland’s most well-known acting endeavor was his role in the final two seasons of Vikings as Kjetill Flatnose.

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