Ever since he speared Elias back at SummerSlam, fans have been clamoring for WWE Hall of Famer Edge to make some type of in-ring return to the WWE. In October reports that he had been medically cleared to return to action started popping up, then two months later it was reported that he had signed some sort of new deal with the company. The 11-time champion has shot down the rumors at every turn, but it hasn't stopped the speculation (even for him to compete in the Royal Rumble this Sunday). During a recent interview on the Live On 4 Legs: The Live Pearl Jam Experience podcast, Edge addressed all of the speculation directly and stated none of it was true.
"It's kind of funny to me, honestly," Edge said. "All of these rumors happening that I've been to Pittsburgh, and I've been cleared to wrestle again, and I've signed a new contract, and I've this. And I have no idea where any of it came from. The last time I was in Pittsburgh I had my wrist fused in 2013. I don't know. I don't know... I haven't been there. I haven't signed a contract. I think I would know.
"I get this tsunami of comments saying 'You're coming back! You signed a contract!' I really haven't," he added.
And yet it was Edge himself who fanned the flames of coming back for one more match when the E&C Pod of Awesomeness was still up and running in August 2019.
"To be perfectly honest, I think I could do a match tomorrow," he said. "I might be blown up but I'd be okay. It's just from what I know with the WWE medical staff, they won't allow. It is what it is, right?"0comments
Triple H was recently asked about the possibility of either Edge or Paige being welcomed back to the company if they were able to wrestle. He said they would be, but their long-term health would be the front office's No. 1 focus.
Check out the full card for the Royal Rumble (so far) in the list below:
- WWE Universal Championship: "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan (Strap Match)
- Raw Women's Championship: Becky Lynch vs. Asuka
- SmackDown Women's Championship: Bayley vs. Lacey Evans
- Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin (Falls Count Anywhere)
- Sheamus vs. Shorty G
- Men's Royal Rumble Match (Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Erick Rowan, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Ricochet, Drew McIntyre, Elias, King Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Otis, Tucker, Rusev, Bobby Lashley, Aleister Black, Buddy Murphy, Braun Strowman, Shinsuke Nakamura, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Samoa Joe, TBA)
- Women's Royal Rumble Match (Charlotte Flair, Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross, Sarah Logan, TBA)