Edge Reveals Whether He Expected To Be Inducted Into The WWE Hall Of Fame, A Hypothetical Dream Match With Christian, More

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The Miami Herald has posted the second portion (first portion here) of their interview with Edge. In this portion, he discusses his upcoming WWE Hall of Fame induction, a possible sequel to his first book, Adam Copeland on Edge, why he hasn't made a Twitter account yet (and doesn't plan to), and more. In the following excerpt, he explains whether or not he expected to be inducted into the Hall of Fame:

“I assumed it would probably happen. I didn’t think it would happen a year after I retired, which was a huge compliment and humbling in that respect. I thought, 'Oh wow, they thought enough of me that a year after they want to put me in.' I was 37 when they asked, so it’s weird going in."

"However, it was one of those things that when it was announced officially two of the first texts I got were from Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels saying I totally deserved it. So if they were saying this, then I was cool with it. Anybody else can say what they want because they can’t lace up their boots, so that kind of pushed those doubts aside pretty quick."

Edge went on to explain how his retirement affected his ideal plans:

"In a perfect world, and I’ve learned it’s pretty tough to have an exactly perfect world, it would have been great to wrestle Christian at a WrestleMania and have it be in Toronto, have all the guys we trained with and our trainers and our families there to be able to do a double retirement match."

“It didn’t work out that way. There were a lot of people that were shocked when I had to retire. I wasn’t. I was gearing myself toward it, but I assumed it would have been this year. It really did speed up the process. My contract was up in April, so I just wanted to see that through. I knew I was banged up, but I assumed I would get through the year."

Click here to read the full interview.

  • chris

    I haven't always agreed with his life choices but you can't help but respect the guy for his effort in the ring in over 12 years. No-one seems to get their dream match but he's been to countries and made memories that the majority of people twice his age won't be able to remenisce on.

  • Thomas

    I think Edge really matured over the years in the WWE. He started off as just a tag wrestler, which was one of the best of all time. To one of the greatest superstars in WWE history. Granted the whole lita, matt hardy and edge thing in real life…that's kinda meh. But regardless, you can never say the man didn't entertain you. Still boogles my mind how he was able to do all the matches that he did and still look like a male model.

  • jim

    Regardless of what anyone thinks/feels about the Edge character, you have to respect him for all that he's done for the pro wrestling fanbase. He's sacrificed so much and although we were all shocked that he had to retire, I'm glad he did so he didn't end his life out there on the mat. I miss seeing him compete and his prescence in the WWE Universe.

    • Paul

      I agree. And I hated his character with a passion, between always popping up and winning the title out of no where and screwing the undertaker again and again I just wanted to choke him but he was always entertaining and he was a great performer. It was a real shame he couldn’t retire how he wanted but he will still go down as one of the best of all time.

      • Paul

        Not mention his performances in tlc etc in his earlier years


    I agree with Edge,the WWE wants to see this,and when Christian is going to retire,probably in 2013,then at WrestleMania29,Edge can verse Christian in Toronto,Ontario,Canada.I respect Edge,and Christian and always have.

    • Vince

      Wrestlemania 29 is in new jersey

      • Paul

        Wonder if they’ll ever have a wrestlemania here in England.
        Lots of wrestling fans here.
        I hope they don’t do wrestlemania 30 in Madison square garden, it’s just not big enough.