WWE Legend Edge Concludes Smackdown Career with Victory in Hometown
Toronto, ON – In a momentous and emotional evening, WWE legend Edge bid farewell to his wrestling career with a triumphant victory over Sheamus on Friday night’s episode of SmackDown. The match, which took place in front of Edge’s hometown crowd, marked the end of his 25-year long WWE journey.
Edge, accompanied by his wife and fellow WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix, as well as their two daughters, received a hero’s welcome as he stepped into the ring. The Toronto crowd erupted in cheers as he delivered his signature spear, bringing Sheamus to the mat and securing the win. The ovation that followed was a testament to Edge’s enduring popularity and his impact on the wrestling world.
This special match celebrated both Edge’s illustrious career and his first-ever faceoff against long-time friend Sheamus. Speculation had been swirling prior to the fight about Edge’s retirement, as it was known that this was his final appearance on his WWE contract. The wrestling icon, who had previously retired in 2011 due to neck injuries, made a dramatic comeback in 2020 and had an impressive showing at WrestleMania 38, where he defeated AJ Styles.
Addressing the crowd after the SmackDown broadcast, Edge expressed uncertainty about his future in the sport. While he did not explicitly announce his retirement, he stated that this would be his last time performing in front of a live audience. Despite the bittersweet moment, Edge expressed profound gratitude for the fans and the unforgettable experiences they had given him throughout his career.
Fans and fellow wrestlers alike now find themselves pondering what lies ahead for the WWE legend. Edge’s retirement, should it indeed come to pass, would mark the end of an era in professional wrestling. However, only time will tell what the future holds for this beloved icon and whether he will make yet another unexpected return to the ring.
As the echoes of applause and cheers fade away, the WWE universe remains eternally grateful for the remarkable journey and untold impact that Edge has had on the world of wrestling.