Edge Discusses Where His Ring Name Came From

Edge glaring at camera

Former WWE World Champion Edge has revealed where and when he came up with his ring name.

‘The Rated R Superstar’ has held plenty of titles during his illustrious career in WWE, both in the singles and tag team ranks. He also became the first competitor to win two Royal Rumbles, albeit 11 years apart in 2010 and 2021.

He is also a member of the WWE Hall Of Fame, which is a well-deserved accolade given the success he has had wherever has competed on the card throughout his career.

His career has not been without incident, especially being forced to step away from the ring for nine years due to multiple neck injuries, with his retirement only coming to a shocking end at the 2020 Royal Rumble.

One thing that has stayed firm is the ring name Edge, and speaking with Fox News ‘The Rated R Superstar’ discussed the car journey where he realised that the name would work for him.

I actually came up with Edge, I would have preferred Adam Copeland, but that wasn’t the way it really worked [in that era], right?

Don Callis and I were driving, and the radio station, it was in Albany, and it was ‘Edge 1-0-something,’ and growing up in Toronto, Edge 102 was always one of my favorite stations. I was like, ‘Hmm, that has a bit of a rock ‘n’ roll feel to it, Edge.’ They were tossing around names like Rage, Riot, and you know, it was the late ’90s, right? I just thought, ‘Edge, I’ll throw that out there.’ At least that’s something I could relate to a little bit better. And it stuck.

It would seem there is no sign of his career slowing down, as there are expectations for him to appear on television plenty over the coming weeks and months.