Edge’s WWE Future In Serious Doubt

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Edge could be one match away from hanging up his boots.

On SmackDown in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Edge was in town to discuss his upcoming 25th anniversary celebrations which will take place on the 18th of August in Toronto.

The WWE Hall of Famer noted that as part of the celebrations he wanted to compete, and he wanted to compete against a man he’s never had a one-on-one match against, Sheamus. Edge and Sheamus put over their history with each other outside of the ring with The Rated-R Superstar noting Sheamus helped him on his way back to the ring while Sheamus revealed that the icon had given him advice as a young talent back in 2004.

The match was then made giving Edge his first bout in Toronto since defeating Damian Priest in the city back in August 2022 on Raw.

Is Edge about to retire from WWE?

After previously spending nine years away from the ring due to injuries before his return to WWE in 2020, it has been reported that the WWE Hall of Famer could be about to retire again.

Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted someone close to the star has said that the SmackDown bout will be his last and that it was always his goal to retire in Toronto:

“There’s a big thing here. A year ago, Edge had said he was gonna retire at the (2023) summer show in Toronto. And Ron Hutchinson, who is Edge’s trainer, and has known Edge for 30 years, he basically said that this is Edge’s last match. They certainly did not (build it up like that). But that was interesting where he said it’s probably – it’s most likely Edge’s last match.

“I think the idea was that he thought that maybe SummerSlam was gonna be in Toronto and was hoping for that, and then that would be where he would retire. Because he wants to retire in Toronto, and this is the year he was talking about retiring, for real, the second retirement.

“This is the last Toronto show for a while, I mean, there’ll be another one. So I don’t know if this is the retirement, they’re not billing it as such, but his trainer said that it’s probably his last match.”

There are currently no more Toronto shows for WWE on the slate in 2023 and in recent years, the company has tended to visit the Canadian city once a year in August with the pandemic causing a break between 2019 and 2022.

h/t WrestleTalk