Around this time last year, Edge was announced as the headliner for the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame. It is hard for me to imagine what it must have felt like for Edge, who once sat at Wrestlemania XI and watched Hogan and Warrior in the main event, to enter a Hall of Fame full of men and women he admired as a young boy.
Professional wrestling, like almost any business in the entertainment or sports industry, is filled with people who are living out their lifelong dreams. Men and women who are really passionate about what they do. In saying that when it comes to pro wrestling, Edge was passion personified.
Being forced to retire at the age of 37, Edge had already spent over 15 years thrilling the WWE Universe and creating some of the most memorable matches and moments in the 21 Century WWE.
Despite playing a heel for a majority of his career Edge loved nothing more than walking through the ropes and giving wrestling fans the best performance he could with whomever he might have been wrestling that night.
Edge quite literally sacrificed his own body for the fans and industry that he loved.
So in saying that, I wanted to take a moment to look at the Rated R Superstar’s greatest matches and moments. I will warn you now, it gets a little violent. The Toronto native’s past has not always been PG.
Video Tribute to “The Rated R Superstar” Edge