Edge Comments On Being Part Of Disney TV Show
Edge is really enjoying his time in WWE, but he also continues to work as an actor including some recent work he did for a Disney TV show.
For the past year, WWE Hall of Famer Edge has been either a part of The Judgment Day or feuding with them. Edge formed the group after WrestleMania 38 when Damian Priest provided a distraction to help Edge beat AJ Styles.
From there, The Judgment Day group grew with Rhea Ripley and Finn Balor being a part of it. However, once Balor joined, the trio of wrestlers decided they didn’t need Edge anymore, which led to Balor, Priest & Ripley attacking Edge in June 2022.
There have been several matches between Edge and members of The Judgment Day including Edge beating Priest in the main event of Raw in Toronto and Balor facing Edge in an “I Quit” Match at Extreme Rules last October. Edge lost while his WWE Hall of Fame wife Beth Phoenix got involved and Ripley hit her with a Conchairto. That led to Edge and Beth being off for about three months until a return at the Royal Rumble in January.
Part of the reason Edge took so much time off is because he’s a part-timer that doesn’t wrestle as often as some people in WWE. At 49 years old, he’s near the end of his career and this three-year comeback (after being retired for nine years due to a serious neck injury) may end this year unless he wants to do more. He was also filming the Disney TV show called Percy Jackson.
Edge was a guest on WWE’s After The Bell podcast with Corey Graves and Kevin Patrick where he talked about being a part of Percy Jackson.
“I’ve still been taking the occasional auditions if I think in terms of time frame that it could possibly pan out. I mean, thankfully, gosh, the company has been so good with me throughout it all and making sure that the time can be carved out to make certain things happen.”
“So I read to play Ares, the god of war on Disney Plus. They are doing a Percy Jackson television series. The author of the books is also an executive producer. He’s on board. He wasn’t on board with the movies. He’s on board with this. He wrote some of the script. So the fan base is like, ‘Rick’s involved. This is going to be the way Rick wanted it.’ So I read for it, forgot about it as you do with auditions. This is what you do.”
“Then, I guess about two months later, I had a Zoom meeting with all the executive producers and they said, ‘Okay, when you get out to Vancouver’, and I went, ‘Oh, I got it?’ They’re like, ‘Yeah.’ ‘Oh crap. I better talk to everybody then.'”
As he continued, Edge spoke about how he he feels lucky to still be part of WWE and in a Disney show at the same time.
“Thankfully, everybody, we were able to figure it out and make it work within the story, and if anything it added gas to The Judgment Day because you know, from the I Quit match, I really did the bulk of my work for Percy Jackson. But even the week before the I Quit match, I was out in Vancouver filming all that week, a month actually. It was such a blast.”
“If you had told me at 49 years old, that I’m going to be working for WWE and Disney at the same time, come on. I’ve been so lucky, and there’s been work involved. Don’t get me wrong. But I’ve done so many things that I can check off a list that wouldn’t have even been on the list because I would assume they’re absolutely impossible, yet, they are.”
As for what’s next in WWE, Edge and Finn Balor will be on this Monday’s episode of Raw to likely make their WrestleMania 39 match official.