Edge, the 11 time WWE Champion has officially retired from the WWE. On (April 11, 2011 ) Monday Night Raw he announced his retirement. Edge explained to the WWE Universe that he has to retire immediately from the WWE due to injuries. He explained that he suffered a neck injury 8 years and had to surgery on his neck. He also explained that the WWE made him go get MRI’s done on his body.
According to Edge, the MRI’s revealed that his body could no longer the daily effects of the WWE life. Edge made it clear that he didn’t want to retire on these terms. Edge said that if he continued to wrestle for the WWE, than he would end up in a wheel chair for the rest of his life. He also explained that there has been moments when he was losing feeling in his extremities. Edge had tears in his eyes as the crowd thanked him for all of his great moments in the WWE. Edge reminisced on all the great times that he had in the WWE. In addition, Edge explained that he will miss his entrance music coming on in the arena as makes his way to the ring, and he will miss the WWE Universe.
Eventually, Edge’s retirement speech concluded and Edge greeted the fans as he walked up the entrance ramp for the last time. We will never hear his music play again. Afterwards, as Edge left the ring and was heading towards the backstage area, the entire Raw roster was waiting for him. Edge hugged and greeted the most of the superstars that were present. It’s surprising because in February 2011, Edge said that he wanted to retire in 2012. And recently, he said that he wanted to retire in several years. It’s sad to admit it, but the WWE made a good decision on making Edge take constant MRI test. Of course we will miss him in the WWE, but there is life after wrestling.
In Edge’s decorated WWE career, he has won 31 championships in the WWE. He has won the World Heavyweight Championship seven times. He has won the WWE Championship 4 times, the Intercontinental Championship 5 times. He captured the United State Championship one time, and the tag team Championship 12 times. He won the King Of the Ring one time in 2001. He also won the Royal Rumble in 2010. He is well known for winning the Money In The Bank competition twice including the first ever MITB in 2005. He is also the WWE Superstar in history to cash in the MITB contract and win the WWE Championship.
Now that Edge has retired, the World Heavyweight Championship is vacant. More than likely, Christian and Alberto Del Rio will battle for it at Extreme Rules. I hope Christian finally becomes a World Champion. Thanks for the memories Edge, it will hard for the WWE to find the right replacement for Edge. Edge will surrender his World title this Friday on Smackdown.
Source: WWE RAW ON USA