Edge appeared via a video package on this week's Monday Night Raw, announcing that he would be competing in this year's Royal Rumble. "The Rated-R Superstar" made his shocking return to the pro wrestling business at last year's Rumble, nine years after he was forced to retire due to a series of neck injuries. His initial return was short-lived, as his feud with Randy Orton resulted in him suffering a torn tricep during their "Greatest Wrestling Match Ever" at the Backlash pay-per-view.
The 11-time world champion vowed to win the Rumble and become world champion again, emphasizing that he never lost his title during his last reign as World Heavyweight Champion.
Back in July Edge broke down how the injury happened while speaking with Booker T, explaining that doctors told him he likely entered the match with the tricep partially torn and suffered the injury after jumping off the second turnbuckle into an RKO.
"I did a springboard into the second RKO. I went 'ooh.' I got the cold sweats and I feel like I'm going to throw up. That's usually a sign, that's where it popped," Edge said.
"I thought, okay, I think I have a little bit more in the tank to finish this out," he added.
He also discussed the goals for the rest of his final run with the company.
"I want to finish it on my terms. I'm really stubborn on that in this run, I guess. I really want to, with this, try and show that selling still sells," he said. "I feel like that's been lost. Don't get me wrong, I'm guilty, too. You can watch the TLC matches and say 'but, but, but!' And I get it. I was young and I was there and I did it. I was always told by the Steve Austin's, by the (Undertakers) of the world, 'hey man, if you just slowed down and tried this and that, and this and that.' When I started doing that, that's when I started making real money. I see stuff and I'm like, man, everybody is so athletic, so gifted, doing stuff that I couldn't even fathom. I just want to try and show that if you did a quarter of that with all of those little things in between, now you're painting masterpieces that will be able to be around for a while because you'll have longevity this way."