Edge’s monumental return to the ring after over an eight-year absence came to a sudden pause last month, when he tore his tricep at Backlash against Randy Orton. Edge recently sat down with Booker T on The Hall of Fame Podcast and explained when the injury actually occurred.
“I did a springboard into the second RKO. I went ‘ooh.’ I got the cold sweats and I feel like I’m going to throw up. That’s usually a sign. That’s where it popped. I thought, okay, I think I have a little bit more in the tank to finish this out. We got it finished.”
“I got to the back and I was like ‘I think something happened to my tricep.’ I don’t think it’s complete, but it feels like something. They felt around and they said ‘we think it might be complete.’”
Even though his bicep got completely torn during The Greatest Match Ever with Orton, Edge explained that the doctor believes the issue actually started before the match.
“By the time I got the surgery, the surgeon said ‘you probably went in with it partially torn because the tissue was already very diseased.’ My elbow had been bugging me for probably about a month, but it would only bug me when I did chest or triceps.”
Even with the injury, Edge still plans on returning to the ring once he is fully healed.
“I want to finish it on my terms. I’m really stubborn on that in this run, I guess. I really want to, with this, try and show that selling still sells. I feel like that’s been lost. Don’t get me wrong, I’m guilty, too. You can watch the TLC matches and say ‘but, but, but!’ And I get it. I was young and I was there and I did it. I was always told by the Steve Austins, by the ‘Takers of the world, ‘hey man, if you just slowed down and tried this and that, and this and that.’ When I started doing that, that’s when I started making real money,” he contends. “I see stuff and I’m like, man, everybody is so athletic, so gifted, doing stuff that I couldn’t even fathom. I just want to try and show that if you did a quarter of that with all of those little things in between, now you’re painting masterpieces that will be able to be around for a while because you’ll have longevity this way.”
Thank you to Wrestlingnews.co for transcribing the quotes.
Matt’s Musings: Lets all hope that Edge can make a full recovery, and finally get to retire on his own terms.