WWE Hall of Famer “The Rated R Superstar” Edge revealed on WWE TV last year that he wanted to end his legendary in-ring career this 2023 at a show in his hometown of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and that WWE show just so happens to be tonight’s episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on FOX. Edge would then be asked about those comments he made last year regarding his retirement from wrestling and seemed to be unsure what his response would be this time around, but said that he’s only sure about his retirement match happening in Canada, just not sure if that matchup will be happening later tonight.
Last week’s episode of WWE SmackDown saw WWE Hall of Famer Edge and “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus take part in an in-ring segment to setup their match on SmackDown later tonight, which is also Edge’s 25th year celebration in the wrestling business. The segment last week would feature a footage being shown of The Rated R Superstar’s bike wreck on Sheamus’ Celtic Workout session, which would ultimately lead to The Rated R Superstar returning to in-ring action after 9 long years.
Edge’s trainer would even reveal that tonight’s episode of WWE SmackDown could end up being the Rated R Superstar’s last match, but Edge’s match was not built or teased as a retirement match and Edge may want to keep his retirement match a secret. WWE Hall of Famer Edge recently spoke to ET Canada, where The Rated R Superstar was asked if tonight will be his retirement match. Edge said that he truly does not know if tonight’s match will be his retirement match, but it is the last match on his current WWE deal.
This is what Edge said:
“Here’s what I can honestly say, and this isn’t the answer everyone wants. I truly don’t know. With 100% truth, I can say I don’t know. That’s strange for me, but I don’t. I really don’t. I’ve put some thought into it, but not a lot. This is the last match on my current contract. So, I don’t know. I honestly don’t know. I probably won’t know until I get to the locker room that night and decompress, let all the anxiety and tension that I never used to have before I performed, I have now. That’s strange for me and makes it that much harder to do this. I’m going to be 50 in October. It’s not easy anymore. Before, what I used to take for granted to be able to do, now, there is a process and a fallout, and there’s a lot. It’s the dream gig, but it’s getting really hard.”
You can check out Edge’s full comments in the video below. H/T to WrestlingNews.co for transcribing the quotes.